Tideswell History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Tideswell family

The surname Tideswell was first found in Derbyshire at Tideswell, a village and civil parish in the Peak District, home to more than 1700 people as of 1991. The village dates back to the Domesday Book 1086 [1] where it was listed as Tidesuuelle, and literally meant "spring or stream of a man called Tidi" from the Old English personal name + "wella." [2] Another source translates the place name as "Tidi's stream." [3]

"The first account of this place is in Domesday Book, in which it is described under the name Tiddeswall as a royal demesne having a chapel, which latter was given by King John to the canons of Lichfield. " [4] Interestingly, locals pronounce the name Tidza. [5]

Turning the clock back, we found one of the first listing of the name was Warin de Tideswell who was listed in the Pipe Rolls for Northumberland in 1206. [5] Henry de Tideswell was listed in Derbyshire in the Hundredorum Rolls of 1273. The Yorkshire Poll Tax Rolls of 1379 revealed Ricardus de Tyddeswelle. [6] Henry de Tiddeswelle was listed in the Assize Rolls for Staffordshire in 1336. [5]

Early History of the Tideswell family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Tideswell research. Another 148 words (11 lines of text) covering the years 1206, 1336, 1510, 1600, 1538, 1455, 1487, 1762 and 1842 are included under the topic Early Tideswell History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Tideswell Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Tidwell, Todwell, Tidewell, Titewell, Tidwall, Titwall, Tidewall, Totwell, Todwall, Tadwell, Tiddswell, Tideswell, Tidswell and many more.

Early Notables of the Tideswell family (pre 1700)

More information is included under the topic Early Tideswell Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.


Australia Tideswell migration to Australia +

Emigration to Australia followed the First Fleets of convicts, tradespeople and early settlers. Early immigrants include:

Tideswell Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
  • Joseph Tideswell, English convict from Chester, who was transported aboard the "Albion" on May 29, 1828, settling in New South Wales, Australia [7]
  • Mr. William Emery Tideswell who was convicted in Stafford, Staffordshire, England for 7 years, transported aboard the "Circassian" on 4th November 1832, arriving in Tasmania (Van Diemen's Land) [8]

Contemporary Notables of the name Tideswell (post 1700) +


    HMS Prince of Wales
    • Mr. A Tideswell, British Leading Telegraphist, who sailed into battle on the HMS Prince of Wales (1941) and survived the sinking [9]
    HMS Repulse
    • Mr. Cyril Walter Tideswell (1923-1942), British Marine, who sailed into battle on the HMS Repulse and survived the sinking, but was listed as missing presumed killed in the evacuation of Singapore in 1942 [10]


    1. ^ Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds., Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8)
    2. ^ Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)
    3. ^ Smith, Eldson Coles, New Dictionary of American Family Names New York: Harper & Row, 1956. Print
    4. ^ Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
    5. ^ Reaney, P.H and R.M. Wilson, A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X)
    6. ^ Bardsley, C.W, A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6)
    7. ^ State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2014, November 24) Albion voyage to New South Wales, Australia in 1828 with 192 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/albion/1828
    8. ^ Convict Records of Australia (Retrieved 8th February 2021, retrieved from https://convictrecords.com.au/ships/circassian)
    9. ^ HMS Prince of Wales Crew members. (Retrieved 2014, April 9) . Retrieved from http://www.forcez-survivors.org.uk/biographies/listprincecrew.html
    10. ^ HMS Repulse Crew members. (Retrieved 2014, April 9) . Retrieved from http://www.forcez-survivors.org.uk/biographies/listrepulsecrew.html


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