Tidswell History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Tidswell family

The surname Tidswell 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 Tidswell family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Tidswell 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 Tidswell History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Tidswell 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 Tidswell family (pre 1700)

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Australia Tidswell migration to Australia +

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

Tidswell Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
  • Frederick Tidswell, aged 19, who arrived in South Australia in 1851 aboard the ship "Catherine" [7]
  • Sarah Tidswell, aged 59, a servant, who arrived in South Australia in 1851 aboard the ship "Catherine" [7]
  • Harriet Tidswell, aged 21, a servant, who arrived in South Australia in 1851 aboard the ship "Catherine" [7]
  • Lucy Tidswell, aged 18, a servant, who arrived in South Australia in 1851 aboard the ship "Catherine" [7]
  • Sarah Tidswell, aged 59, a servant, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Catherine" in 1851 [7]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)


  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 Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) CATHERINE 1851. Retrieved http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1851Catherine.htm


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