The name Tilleman finds its origins with the ancient Anglo-Saxons
. It was given to one 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
Early Origins of the Tilleman family
The surname Tilleman was first found in Kent
where they held a family seat
anciently some say before the Norman Conquest
Early History of the Tilleman family
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Tilleman Spelling Variations
The English language only became standardized in the last few centuries; therefore, spelling variations
are common among early Anglo-Saxon
names. As the form of the English language changed, even the spelling of literate people's names evolved. Tilleman has been recorded under many different variations, including Tillman, Tilman, Tilmanstone, Tilghman, Tileman and others.
Early Notables of the Tilleman family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Tilleman family to the New World and Oceana
For many English families, the political and religious disarray that shrouded England
made the far away New World an attractive prospect. On cramped disease-ridden ships, thousands migrated to those British colonies that would eventually become Canada and the United States. Those hardy settlers that survived the journey often went on to make important contributions to the emerging nations in which they landed. Analysis of immigration records indicates that some of the first North American immigrants bore the name Tilleman or a variant listed above: J. Henry Tillman arrived in Philadelphia in 1751; Peter Tillman settled in Philadelphia in 1754; Nicholas Tilman settled in Philadelphia in 1754; Christopher Tilman settled in Virginia in 1638..
Contemporary Notables of the name Tilleman (post 1700)
- Donald A. Tilleman (1919-1972), American politician, Mayor of Green Bay, Wisconsin, 1965-72 CITATION[CLOSE]
The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, December 1) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
The Tilleman 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.