The name Tillott was brought to England
by the Normans
when they conquered the country in 1066. The ancestors of the Tillott family lived in Dorset
. Their name, however, is a reference to Tilley, Normandy
, the family's place of residence prior to the Norman Conquest
in 1066. While many of the family went to England
, some remained in Normandy
. One of the oldest records of the name found there was Haymon de Tellia listed in Normandy
in 960. "Robert de Tilly, and the Castle and Barony of Tilly, Normandy" CITATION[CLOSE]
The Norman People and Their Existing Descendants in the British Dominions and the United States Of America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0636-X)
was listed in a roll dated 1180-95.
Early Origins of the Tillott family
The surname Tillott was first found in Dorset
where they held a family seat
at Mersewood, where Henry Tilley from Tilley near Caen in Calvados acquired the confiscated estates of Geoffrey de Mandevill in 1083. The Domesday Book
of 1086 lists Ralph de Tilly as holding lands in Devon
in 1083. CITATION[CLOSE]
Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds., Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8)
Early History of the Tillott family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Tillott research.Another 95 words (7 lines of text) covering the years 1571 and 1620 are included under the topic Early Tillott History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Tillott Spelling Variations
It is only in the last few hundred
years that the English language has been standardized. For that reason, Anglo-Norman surnames like Tillott are characterized by many spelling variations
. Scribes and monks in the Middle Ages spelled names they sounded, so it is common to find several variations that refer to a single person. As the English language changed and incorporated elements of other European languages such as Norman French and Latin, even literate people regularly changed the spelling of their names. The variations of the name Tillott include Tilley, Tiley and others.
Early Notables of the Tillott family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Tillott family to Ireland
Some of the Tillott family moved to Ireland
, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.Another 45 words (3 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Tillott family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Tillott Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
- Rhoda Tillott, aged 22, a domestic servant, who arrived in South Australia in 1853 aboard the ship "Standard" CITATION[CLOSE]
South Australian Register Friday 14 October 1853. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) Standard 1853. Retrieved http://www.theshipslist.com/ships/australia/standard1853.shtml