Till History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Till family

The surname Till was first found in Austria, where the name became noted for its many branches within the region, each house acquiring a status and influence which was envied and enrolled by the princes of the region. In their later history the name became a power unto themselves and were elevated to the ranks of nobility as they grew into this most influential family. Chronicles first mention Hans Tiller of Fuessen in the Allgaeu region in 1524, and Onimuss Tiller aus dem Tyll from the same region in 1580.

Early History of the Till family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Till research. Another 97 words (7 lines of text) covering the years 1753 and 1795 are included under the topic Early Till History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Till Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Till, Til, Thill, Tille, Tile, Thille, Tiller, Tillert, Thiller and many more.

Early Notables of the Till family (pre 1700)

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United States Till migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Till Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
  • Daniel Till, who arrived in Virginia in 1655 [1]
Till Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Rosamond Till, who arrived in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1700 [1]
  • Alixander Till, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1729 [1]
  • Alexander Till, who arrived in Philadelphia in 1729
  • Niclaus Till, who landed in Carolina in 1736 [1]
  • Niclaus Till, his wife Anna Maria During, and their six children, who settled in Carolina in 1737
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)
Till Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Peter Till, aged 21, who arrived in New York, NY in 1849 [1]

Canada Till migration to Canada +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Till Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century
  • Mr. Jacob Till U.E. who settled in Saint John, New Brunswick c. 1784 [2]

Australia Till migration to Australia +

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

Till Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

New Zealand Till migration to New Zealand +

Emigration to New Zealand followed in the footsteps of the European explorers, such as Captain Cook (1769-70): first came sealers, whalers, missionaries, and traders. By 1838, the British New Zealand Company had begun buying land from the Maori tribes, and selling it to settlers, and, after the Treaty of Waitangi in 1840, many British families set out on the arduous six month journey from Britain to Aotearoa to start a new life. Early immigrants include:

Till Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
  • Martha Till, who arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Cossipore" in 1857
  • Caroline Till, who arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Cossipore" in 1857
  • John Till, who arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Cossipore" in 1857
  • Ann Till, who arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Cossipore" in 1857
  • Mary Till, who arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Cossipore" in 1857
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Contemporary Notables of the name Till (post 1700) +

  • James Edgar Till OC, O.Ont, FRSC (b. 1931), Canadian University of Toronto biophysicist, co-discoverer with Ernest McCulloch of stem cells in 1961
  • Emmett Louis "Bobo" Till (1941-1955), African-American teenager from Chicago, Illinois whose murder energized the American Civil Rights Movement
  • William Till, American politician, Mayor of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 1742-43 [4]
  • George A. Till, American politician, Candidate for U.S. Representative from New York 40th District, 1916 [4]
  • Peter Till (b. 1985), English footballer
  • John Till (b. 1945), Canadian musician
  • John Till Allingham (1799-1810), English dramatist, the son of a wine merchant in the city of London [5]
  • Till Backhaus, German politician and minister

HMS Hood
  • Mr. William E C Till (b. 1913), English Shipwright 3rd Class serving for the Royal Navy from Portsmouth, Hampshire, England, who sailed into battle and died in the sinking [6]
  • Mr. Jack C Till (b. 1920), English Telegraphist serving for the Royal Navy from Andover, Hampshire, England, who sailed into battle and died in the sinking [6]


  1. ^ 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)
  2. ^ Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X
  3. ^ State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2016, October 27) Asia 1 voyage to Van Diemen's Land, Australia in 1824 with 9 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/asia/1824
  4. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, December 1) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  5. ^ Wikisource contributors. "Dictionary of National Biography, 1885-1900." Wikisource . Wikisource , 4 Jun. 2018. Web. 17 Apr. 2019
  6. ^ H.M.S. Hood Association-Battle Cruiser Hood: Crew Information - H.M.S. Hood Rolls of Honour, Men Lost in the Sinking of H.M.S. Hood, 24th May 1941. (Retrieved 2016, July 15) . Retrieved from http://www.hmshood.com/crew/memorial/roh_24may41.htm


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