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Tilloch History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The Tilloch surname comes the name of a place called Tulloch, on the Firth of Cromarty. The place name comes from the Gaelic word "tulach," meaning a "hillock." Tilloch is classed as a habitation surname, as it derived from an existing place name.

Early Origins of the Tilloch family

The surname Tilloch was first found in Ross-shire (Gaelic: Siorrachd Rois) a former county, now part of the Council Areas of Highland and Western Isles in Northern Scotland, which emerged from the Gaelic lordship of the Earl of Ross, where they held a family seat from very ancient times, whereas the Tullos variant is from the area of Torry, a suburb of Aberdeen and takes its name from the Vale of Tullos which lies between Tullos Hill and Torry Hill.

Early History of the Tilloch family

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Tilloch Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Tulloch, Tullo, Tulloh, Tullack, Tullagh and others.

Early Notables of the Tilloch family (pre 1700)

Notable amongst the Clan at this time was Thomas Tulloch (d. 1460), Scottish prelate, Bishop of Ross, Archdeacon of Caithness; Thomas de Tulloch, Scottish prelate, Bishop of...
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Migration of the Tilloch family to the New World and Oceana

Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: James Tullagh, who settled in Virginia in 1684; John and Janet Tulloch, who arrived in Savannah, GA with their five children in 1775; Andrew Tulloch, who settled in Philadelphia in 1799.

Contemporary Notables of the name Tilloch (post 1700)

  • Sir Alexander Tilloch Galt GCMG PC (1817-1893), English-born Canadian politician, Father of Confederation, 1st Canadian Minister of Finance in 1867

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