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Tilbury Early Origins



The surname Tilbury 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. [1]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." [2]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.

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Tilbury Spelling Variations


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Tilbury Spelling Variations



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

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Tilbury Early History


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Tilbury Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Tilbury research. Another 107 words (8 lines of text) covering the years 127 and 1273 are included under the topic Early Tilbury History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Tilbury Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Tilbury Early Notables (pre 1700)



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

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Tilbury Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Elizabeth Tilbury, aged 20, a cook, arrived in South Australia in 1858 aboard the ship "Utopia"

Tilbury Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • John Tilbury, aged 23, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Soukar" in 1874

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Contemporary Notables of the name Tilbury (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Tilbury (post 1700)



  • Zeffie Tilbury (1863-1950), English actress, known for The Grapes of Wrath (1940), Werewolf of London (1935) and Camille (1921)
  • Peter Tilbury (b. 1945), Cornish BAFTA Award nominated writer and actor, known for Shelley (1979), Chef! (1993) and It Takes a Worried Man (1981)
  • Charlotte Tilbury, British make-up artist
  • John Tilbury (b. 1936), British pianist, one of the foremost interpreters of Morton Feldman's music

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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



  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)

Other References

  1. Hanks, Hodges, Mills and Room. The Oxford Names Companion. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2002. Print. (ISBN 0-19-860561-7).
  2. Dunkling, Leslie. Dictionary of Surnames. Toronto: Collins, 1998. Print. (ISBN 0004720598).
  3. Bradford, William. History of Plymouth Plantation 1620-1647 Edited by Samuel Eliot Morrison 2 Volumes. New York: Russell and Russell, 1968. Print.
  4. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  5. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds. Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
  6. Innes, Thomas and Learney. The Tartans of the Clans and Families of Scotland 1st Edition. Edinburgh: W & A. K. Johnston Limited, 1938. Print.
  7. Bede, The Venerable. Historia Ecclesiatica Gentis Anglorum (The Ecclesiastical History Of the English People). Available through Internet Medieval Sourcebook the Fordham University Centre for Medieval Studies. Print.
  8. Bardsley, C.W. A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6).
  9. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
  10. Chadwick, Nora Kershaw and J.X.W.P Corcoran. The Celts. London: Penguin, 1790. Print. (ISBN 0140212116).
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