Early Origins of the Tillsoom family
The surname Tillsoom was first found in Cheshire
at Tilston, a village and a civil parish that was anciently the site of the Roman town Bovium, which was on the Roman road between Chester and Wroxeter. By the time of the Conquest, the village was known as Tilleston which was the spelling used in the Domesday Book
of 1086. At that time, the lands were held by Eynion de Tilston, and was granted to him by Hugh Lupus, the nephew of King William I. CITATION[CLOSE]
Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds., Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8)
It is presumed that the village was so named having derived from an Old English personal name
+ "stan" as in the "stone of a man called Tilli or Tilla." CITATION[CLOSE]
Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)
Early History of the Tillsoom family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Tillsoom research.Another 209 words (15 lines of text) covering the years 1676, 1630, 1694, 1694, 1630, 1694, 1672, 1691, 1694, 1695, 1704, 1672, 1738, 1639, 1655, 1635, 1639, 1634 and 1639 are included under the topic Early Tillsoom History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Tillsoom Spelling Variations
of this family name include: Tilston, Tillston, Tillstone, Tilson, Tillson, Tillstone, Tillotson, Dilson, Dillson, Dilsen and many more.
Early Notables of the Tillsoom family (pre 1700)
Distinguished members of the family include John Tillotson (1630-1694), from Sowerby, Yorkshire
, an English clergyman, Dean of Canterbury in 1672, Archbishop of Canterbury (1691-1694.) After his death, his widow received 2500 guineas for his manuscript sermons and these... Another 37 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Tillsoom Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Tillsoom family to Ireland
Some of the Tillsoom family moved to Ireland
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Migration of the Tillsoom family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: John Tillotson who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1853; Richard Tilson settled in Virginia in 1650; Henry Tilson settled in Maryland in 1734; William Tilton settled in Lynn Massachusetts in 1630.