Tideman History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Tideman family

The surname Tideman was first found in Essex where they held a family seat as Lords of the Manor. After the Battle of Hastings in 1066, William, Duke of Normandy, having prevailed over King Harold, granted most of Britain to his many victorious Barons. It was not uncommon to find a Baron, or a Bishop, with 60 or more Lordships scattered throughout the country. These he gave to his sons, nephews and other junior lines of his family and they became known as under-tenants. They adopted the Norman system of surnames which identified the under-tenant with his holdings so as to distinguish him from the senior stem of the family. After many rebellious wars between his Barons, Duke William, commissioned a census of all England to determine in 1086, settling once and for all, who held which land. He called the census the Domesday Book, [1] indicating that those holders registered would hold the land until the end of time. Hence, conjecturally, the surname is descended from the tenant of the village and lands of Tilbury, held by Randolph from Earl William de Warren, who was recorded in the Domesday Book census of 1086.

Early History of the Tideman family

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Tideman Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Tilbury, Tillbury, Tillborough, TilBerry, Tilburry, Tilbro, Tilborrow and many more.

Early Notables of the Tideman family (pre 1700)

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New Zealand Tideman migration to New Zealand +

Emigration to New Zealand followed in the footsteps of the European explorers, such as Captain Cook (1769-70): first came sealers, whalers, missionaries, and traders. By 1838, the British New Zealand Company had begun buying land from the Maori tribes, and selling it to settlers, and, after the Treaty of Waitangi in 1840, many British families set out on the arduous six month journey from Britain to Aotearoa to start a new life. Early immigrants include:

Tideman Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
  • Miss Eliza Tideman, (b. 1853), aged 21, Cornish servant departing on 6th April 1874 aboard the ship "Atrato" arriving in Lyttelton, Canterbury, New Zealand in 1874 [2]
  • Mr. William Tideman, (b. 1830), aged 44, Cornish tinsmith departing on 6th April 1874 aboard the ship "Atrato" arriving in Lyttelton, Canterbury, New Zealand in 1874 [2]

Contemporary Notables of the name Tideman (post 1700) +

  • T Nicolaus Tideman (b. 1943), American Professor of Economics at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University


  1. ^ Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds., Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8)
  2. ^ Cornwall Online Parish Clerks. (Retrieved 2018, April 30). Emigrants to Lyttelton 1858-84 [PDF]. Retrieved from http://www.opc-cornwall.org/Resc/pdfs/new_zealand_assisted.pdf


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