Tillnay History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Tillnay family

The surname Tillnay was first found in Southampton at Rotherwick. "Tylney Hall, here, the ancient seat of the Tylney family, has been taken down some years, but the park is still preserved." [1]

Early History of the Tillnay family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Tillnay research. Another 158 words (11 lines of text) covering the years 1510, 1600, 1103, 1177, 1449, 1552, 1560, 1820, 1501, 1455, 1487, 1430, 1536, 1610, 1541, 1477, 1545, 1629, 1725, 1708, 1700, 1730, 1680, 1750 and 1729 are included under the topic Early Tillnay History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Tillnay Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Tilney, Tillney, Tilnie, Tilnee, Tylney, Tynlie and many more.

Early Notables of the Tillnay family (pre 1700)

Distinguished members of the family include John Tilney ( fl. 1430), Carmelite friar, who "seems to have had some connection with the Grey Friars of Colchester. " [2] Sir Edmund Tilney (or Tylney) (c.1536-1610) was a courtier best known now as Master of the Revels to Elizabeth I and James I. He was the only son of Philip Tilney (d.1541), Usher of the Privy Chamber to King Henry VIII. Agnes Howard [née Tilney] (c.1477-1545) was the second wife of Thomas Howard, 2nd Duke of Norfolk and the stepmother of the parents of Anne Boleyn, second wife and...
Another 95 words (7 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Tillnay Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Migration of the Tillnay family

Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: the name represented in many forms and recorded from the mid 17th century in the great migration from Europe. Migrants settled in the eastern seaboard from Newfoundland, to Maine, to Virginia, the Carolinas, and to the islands..



  1. ^ Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
  2. ^ Smith, George (ed), Dictionary of National Biography. London: Smith, Elder & Co., 1885-1900. Print


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