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The history of the name Tilghman dates back to the ancient Anglo-Saxon culture of Britain. It is derived from a member of the family who worked as a farmer or a maker of tiles. In the former case, the surname is derived from the Old English word tilman, which means husbandman or farmer.

Tilghman Early Origins



The surname Tilghman was first found in Kent where they held a family seat anciently some say before the Norman Conquest in 1066.

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Tilghman Spelling Variations


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Tilghman Spelling Variations



Only recently has spelling become standardized in the English language. As the English language evolved in the Middle Ages, the spelling of names changed also. The name Tilghman has undergone many spelling variations, including Tillman, Tilman, Tilmanstone, Tilghman, Tileman and others.

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Tilghman Early History


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Tilghman Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Tilghman research. Another 272 words (19 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Tilghman History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Tilghman Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Tilghman Early Notables (pre 1700)



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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



To escape the unstable social climate in England of this time, many families boarded ships for the New World with the hope of finding land, opportunity, and greater religious and political freedom. Although the voyages were expensive, crowded, and difficult, those families that arrived often found greater opportunities and freedoms than they could have experienced at home. Many of those families went on to make significant contributions to the rapidly developing colonies in which they settled. Early North American records indicate many people bearing the name Tilghman were among those contributors:

Tilghman Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Richard Tilghman, who arrived in Maryland in 1657
  • Samuel Tilghman, who arrived in Maryland in 1657
  • Jane Tilghman, who arrived in Maryland in 1666
  • Jean Tilghman, who landed in Maryland in 1666
  • Elizabeth Tilghman, who landed in Maryland in 1667

Tilghman Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • William Tilghman, who landed in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1801

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Contemporary Notables of the name Tilghman (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Tilghman (post 1700)



  • General Lloyd Tilghman (1816-1863), American railroad construction engineer and a Confederate general in the American Civil War, killed at the Battle of Champion Hill
  • Lieutenant Colonel Tench Tilghman (1744-1786), American officer in the Continental Army during the American Revolutionary war, aide de camp to General George Washington
  • Matthew Tilghman (1718-1790), American planter and Revolutionary leader who served as a delegate to the Continental Congress from 1774 to 1776
  • George Hammond Tilghman (1896-1943), American teacher who served as the headmaster at the Morristown School, New Jersey
  • Shirley Marie Tilghman (b. 1946), American academic, President of Princeton University
  • William Matthew "Bill" Tilghman (1854-1924), American lawman and gunslinger in the Old West, known for his apprehension of Bill Doolin gang and as a Member of The Three Guardsmen of Oklahoma
  • Benjamin Chew Tilghman (1821-1901), American soldier and inventor of the process of sandblasting
  • Carl L. Tilghman, American politician, U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of North Carolina, 1976-77
  • Barrie Parsons Tilghman, American Democrat politician, Mayor of Salisbury, Maryland, 1998-; Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Maryland, 2008
  • Alma Tilghman, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from North Carolina, 1972
  • ... (Another 16 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Motto


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Motto



The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.

Motto: Spes alit agricolam
Motto Translation: Hope nourishes the farmer.


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. 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.
    2. Mills, A.D. Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4).
    3. Innes, Thomas and Learney. The Tartans of the Clans and Families of Scotland 1st Edition. Edinburgh: W & A. K. Johnston Limited, 1938. Print.
    4. Holt, J.C. Ed. Domesday Studies. Woodbridge: Boydell, 1987. Print. (ISBN 0-85115-477-8).
    5. Ingram, Rev. James. Translator Anglo-Saxon Chronicle 1823. Print.
    6. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Peerage and Baronetage, The Privy Council, Knightage and Compainonage. London: Burke Publishing, 1921. Print.
    7. Thirsk, Joan. The Agrarian History of England and Wales. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press: 7 Volumes. Print.
    8. Markale, J. Celtic Civilization. London: Gordon & Cremonesi, 1976. Print.
    9. Virkus, Frederick A. Ed. Immigrant Ancestors A List of 2,500 Immigrants to America Before 1750. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1964. Print.
    10. Skordas, Guest. Ed. The Early Settlers of Maryland an Index to Names or Immigrants Complied from Records of Land Patents 1633-1680 in the Hall of Records Annapolis, Maryland. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1968. Print.
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    The Tilghman Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Tilghman Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

    This page was last modified on 22 October 2015 at 09:55.

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