Early Origins of the Tilbrook family
The surname Tilbrook was first found in Huntingdonshire at Tilbrook, a village and parish near Covington that dates back to the Domesday Book
of 1086 where it was listed as Tilebroc. 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 lands of Tilbrooke, held by William de Warrenne, a Norman Baron
who was recorded in the Domesday Book
. Tilbrook probably means "brook of a man called Tila," from the Old English personal name
+ "broc." CITATION[CLOSE]
Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)
Tilbrook is now part of Cambridgeshire
but was anciently also in Bedfordshire
. One of the first records of the surname was of William de Tilbroc in Lincolnshire
who was listed in the Hundredorum Rolls
Early History of the Tilbrook family
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Tilbrook Spelling Variations
of this family name include: Tillbrooke, Tilebrook, Tilbrook, Tillbroke, Tillbrooke and many more.
Early Notables of the Tilbrook family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Tilbrook family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Tilbrook Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
- Charles Frederick Tilbrook, aged 56, who landed in America from Gorleston, England, in 1916
- Margaret Hannah Tilbrook, aged 54, who landed in America from Gorleston, England, in 1916
- Charles William Tilbrook, aged 27, who emigrated to America, in 1920
- Wm. James Tilbrook, aged 23, who landed in America, in 1920
- William Tilbrook, aged 20, who emigrated to the United States, in 1921
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Tilbrook Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
- Peter Tilbrook, aged 39, who arrived in South Australia in 1855 aboard the ship "Telegraph"
- William Tilbrook, aged 23, who arrived in South Australia in 1855 aboard the ship "Norman"
- William Tilbrook, aged 24, a labourer, who arrived in South Australia in 1855 aboard the ship "Caroline" CITATION[CLOSE]
South Australian Register Thursday 26th April 1855. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) Caroline 1855. Retrieved http://www.theshipslist.com/ships/australia/caroline1855.shtml
- Charles Tilbrook, aged 37, a labourer, who arrived in South Australia in 1855 aboard the ship "Punjab"
Contemporary Notables of the name Tilbrook (post 1700)
- Peter J. Tilbrook, English zoologist of the survey of the South Sandwich Islands from HMS Protector in 1964, eponym of Tillbrook Point, Antarctica
- Robin Tilbrook (b. 1958), English solicitor and politician, Chairman and founder member of the English Democrats
- Paula Tilbrook (b. 1930), English actress, best known for her role as Betty Eagleton in the soap opera Emmerdale since 1994
- Glenn Martin Tilbrook (b. 1957), English lead singer and guitarist of the English band Squeeze