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Tillinghast Early Origins



The surname Tillinghast was first found in Norfolk where they held a family seat as Lords of the Manor. After the Battle of Hastings in 1066, William, Duke of Normandy, having prevailed over King Harold, granted most of Britain to his many victorious Barons. It was not uncommon to find a Baron, or a Bishop, with 60 or more Lordships scattered throughout the country. These he gave to his sons, nephews and other junior lines of his family and they became known as under-tenants. They adopted the Norman system of surnames which identified the under-tenant with his holdings so as to distinguish him from the senior stem of the family. After many rebellious wars between his Barons, Duke William, commissioned a census of all England to determine in 1086, settling once and for all, who held which land. He called the census the Domesday Book, [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)
indicating that those holders registered would hold the land until the end of time. Hence, conjecturally, the surname is descended from the tenant of the village and lands of Didlington or Dillington, held by William de Warren, a Norman Baron, who was recorded in the Domesday Book census of 1086.

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Tillinghast Spelling Variations


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Tillinghast Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Dillington, Didlington, Dillinton, Dillenton, Dillonton, Dyllington, Dillyngton, Tillington, Tilington and many more.

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Tillinghast Early History


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Tillinghast Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Tillinghast research. Another 133 words (10 lines of text) covering the years 1628, 1575, 1664, 1604, 1655, 1634, 1687, 1659, 1685, 1664, 1689, 1706, 1622, 1718, 1678 and 1721 are included under the topic Early Tillinghast History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Tillinghast Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Tillinghast Early Notables (pre 1700)



Outstanding amongst the family at this time was Sir Robert Dillington, 1st Baronet ( ca. 1575-1664), an English aristocrat; John Tillinghast (1604-1655), an English clergyman and Fifth-monarchy man, known for his confrontation with Oliver Cromwell, and millenarian writings; Sir Robert Dillington, 2nd Baronet (ca. 1634-1687), an English politician...

Another 46 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Tillinghast 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:

Tillinghast Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Pardon Tillinghast, who arrived in Providence, Rhode Island in 1643

Tillinghast Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • H H Tillinghast, who landed in San Francisco, California in 1851

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Contemporary Notables of the name Tillinghast (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Tillinghast (post 1700)



  • Pardon E. Tillinghast, American politician, Justice of Rhode Island State Supreme Court, 1889-99
  • Joseph Leonard Tillinghast (1791-1844), American politician, Speaker of the Rhode Island State House of Representatives, 1829-32; U.S. Representative from Rhode Island at-large, 1837-43
  • Jefferson Tillinghast, American politician, Member of New York State Assembly from Herkimer County, 1847
  • Henry Tillinghast, American politician, Member of New York State Assembly from Herkimer County 1st District, 1865
  • Henry Tillinghast, American politician, Member of New York State Assembly from Herkimer County, 1823, 1835
  • George W. Tillinghast, American politician, Prohibition Candidate for Connecticut State House of Representatives from Canterbury, 1910
  • Fred W. Tillinghast, American Republican politician, Candidate for Connecticut State House of Representatives from Plainfield, 1926
  • Frank W. Tillinghast, American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from Rhode Island, 1912
  • Benjamin F. Tillinghast, American politician, Member of New York State Assembly from Cortland County, 1864
  • Anna M. Tillinghast, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from Rhode Island, 1972
  • ... (Another 3 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Citations


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  1. ^ Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds., Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8)

Other References

  1. Humble, Richard. The Fall of Saxon England. New York: Barnes and Noble, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-88029-987-8).
  2. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
  3. Crispin, M. Jackson and Leonce Mary. Falaise Roll Recording Prominent Companions of William Duke of Normandy at the Conquest of England. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  4. Mills, A.D. Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4).
  5. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
  6. Le Patourel, John. The Norman Empire. New York: Oxford University Press, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-19-822525-3).
  7. Virkus, Frederick A. Ed. Immigrant Ancestors A List of 2,500 Immigrants to America Before 1750. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1964. Print.
  8. Marcharn, Frederick George. A Constitutional History of Modern England 1485 to the Present. London: Harper and Brothers, 1960. Print.
  9. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
  10. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds. Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
  11. ...

The Tillinghast Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Tillinghast 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.

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