Early Origins of the Tilbey family
The surname Tilbey was first found in Essex
at Tilbury, a town in the borough of Thurrock. Tilbury dates back to 731 when it was listed as Tilaburg, but by the Domesday Book
of 1086, the town's name ha devolved to Tiliberia. CITATION[CLOSE]
Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds., Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8)
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
. There are various theories of how the town got it's name, but the strongest theory is that it literally meant "stronghold of a man called Tila," from the Old English personal name
+ "burgh." CITATION[CLOSE]
Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)
where the word Tila means "the useful one." The settlement dates back to Roman times where there is archaeological evidence of a Roman settlement on the site of what is now Tilbury Docks. Tilbury is home to a 16th-century fort and an ancient cross-river ferry that dates back to at least 1640.
Early History of the Tilbey family
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Tilbey Spelling Variations
of this family name include: Tilbury, Tillbury, Tillborough, Tilberry, Tilburry, Tilbro, Tilborrow and many more.
Early Notables of the Tilbey family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Tilbey family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Tilbey Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
- John Tilbey, who arrived in America in 1830 CITATION[CLOSE]
Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)