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Tillinghast History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms



Early Origins of the Tillinghast family


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.

Early History of the Tillinghast family


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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.

Early Notables of the Tillinghast family (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...
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Migration of the Tillinghast family to the New World and Oceana


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 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    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)

Tillinghast Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • H H Tillinghast, who landed in San Francisco, California in 1851 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    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)

Tillinghast Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Charles L. Tillinghast, aged 47, originally from Providence, Rhode Island, arrived in New York in 1919 aboard the ship "Brazos" from San Juan, Puerto Rico [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J6Q5-JQ7 : 6 December 2014), Charles L. Tillinghast, 11 Mar 1919; citing departure port San Juan, Puerto Rico, arrival port New York, ship name Brazos, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  • William J. Tillinghast, aged 23, arrived in New York in 1920 aboard the ship "Tashmo" from Cork, Ireland [4]CITATION[CLOSE]
    "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J6CD-JZK : 6 December 2014), William J. Tillinghast, 28 Dec 1920; citing departure port Cork, Ireland, arrival port New York, ship name Tashmo, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  • Lillian Tillinghast, arrived in New York, NY in 1920 aboard the ship "Mexico" from Havana, Cuba [5]CITATION[CLOSE]
    "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J6CT-2M5 : 6 December 2014), LILLIAN TILLINGHAST, 06 Apr 1920; citing departure port HAVANA, CUBA, arrival port NEW YORK, NY, ship name Mexico, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).

Contemporary Notables of the name Tillinghast (post 1700)


  • Pardon E. Tillinghast, American politician, Justice of Rhode Island State Supreme Court, 1889-99 [6]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, December 1) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • 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 [6]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, December 1) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • Jefferson Tillinghast, American politician, Member of New York State Assembly from Herkimer County, 1847 [6]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, December 1) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • Henry Tillinghast, American politician, Member of New York State Assembly from Herkimer County 1st District, 1865 [6]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, December 1) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • Henry Tillinghast, American politician, Member of New York State Assembly from Herkimer County, 1823, 1835 [6]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, December 1) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • George W. Tillinghast, American politician, Prohibition Candidate for Connecticut State House of Representatives from Canterbury, 1910 [6]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, December 1) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • Fred W. Tillinghast, American Republican politician, Candidate for Connecticut State House of Representatives from Plainfield, 1926 [6]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, December 1) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • Frank W. Tillinghast, American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from Rhode Island, 1912 [6]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, December 1) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • Benjamin F. Tillinghast, American politician, Member of New York State Assembly from Cortland County, 1864 [6]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, December 1) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • Anna M. Tillinghast, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from Rhode Island, 1972 [6]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, December 1) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • ... (Another 3 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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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. ^ 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)
  3. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J6Q5-JQ7 : 6 December 2014), Charles L. Tillinghast, 11 Mar 1919; citing departure port San Juan, Puerto Rico, arrival port New York, ship name Brazos, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  4. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J6CD-JZK : 6 December 2014), William J. Tillinghast, 28 Dec 1920; citing departure port Cork, Ireland, arrival port New York, ship name Tashmo, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  5. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J6CT-2M5 : 6 December 2014), LILLIAN TILLINGHAST, 06 Apr 1920; citing departure port HAVANA, CUBA, arrival port NEW YORK, NY, ship name Mexico, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  6. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, December 1) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html

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