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The vast movement of people that followed the Norman Conquest of England of 1066 brought the Tilly family name to the British Isles. They lived in Dorset. Their name, however, is a reference to Tilley, Normandy, the family's place of residence prior to the Norman Conquest of England 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" [1]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.

Tilly Early Origins



The surname Tilly 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. [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds., Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8)

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Tilly Spelling Variations


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Tilly Spelling Variations



Anglo-Norman names are characterized by a multitude of spelling variations. When the Normans became the ruling people of England in the 11th century, they introduced a new language into a society where the main languages of Old and later Middle English had no definite spelling rules. These languages were more often spoken than written, so they blended freely with one another. Contributing to this mixing of tongues was the fact that medieval scribes spelled words according to sound, ensuring that a person's name would appear differently in nearly every document in which it was recorded. The name has been spelled Tilley, Tiley and others.

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Tilly Early History


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Tilly Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Tilly research. Another 95 words (7 lines of text) covering the years 1571 and 1620 are included under the topic Early Tilly History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Tilly Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Tilly Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 40 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Tilly Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Tilly In Ireland


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Tilly In Ireland



Some of the Tilly 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.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



For many English families, the political and religious disarray that plagued their homeland made the frontiers of the New World an attractive prospect. Thousands migrated, aboard cramped disease-ridden ships. They arrived sick, poor, and hungry, but were welcomed in many cases with far greater opportunity than at home in England. Many of these hardy settlers went on to make important contributions to the emerging nations in which they landed. Among early immigrants bearing the name Tilly or a variant listed above were:

Tilly Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Edward Tilly, who arrived in Plymouth, Massachusetts in 1620
  • Ann Tilly, who arrived in Plymouth, Massachusetts in 1620
  • William Tilly, aged 28, arrived in New England in 1635
  • Anthony Tilly, who landed in Virginia in 1654
  • John Tilly, who landed in Maryland in 1663
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Tilly Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • William Tilly, who landed in Virginia in 1722
  • Geo Tilly, who landed in Virginia in 1732

Tilly Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Julia Tilly, who landed in North America in 1832-1849
  • Louise Tilly, who arrived in North America in 1832-1849
  • Marie Tilly, who landed in North America in 1832-1849
  • Wilhelm Tilly, who arrived in North America in 1832-1849
  • Henriette Tilly, who arrived in Galveston, Tex in 1846

Tilly Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Henry Tilly arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Forfarshire" in 1848
  • Agnes Tilly, aged 26, a servant, arrived in South Australia in 1850 aboard the ship "Constance"

Tilly Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • John Tilly arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Queen of Beauty" in 1863
  • Annie Tilly arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Queen of Beauty" in 1863
  • Arthur Tilly arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Queen of Beauty" in 1863
  • Margaret Tilly arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Queen of Beauty" in 1863
  • Elizabeth Tilly arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Queen of Beauty" in 1863
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Tilly (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Tilly (post 1700)



  • Louise Audino Tilly (b. 1930), American historian
  • Meg Tilly (b. 1960), born Margaret Elizabeth Chan, an American-born Canadian Academy Award and Golden Globe winning actress, dancer, and author, sister of Jennifer Tilly
  • Jennifer Tilly (b. 1958), born Jennifer Ellen Chan, American Academy Award nominated actress and World Series of Poker Ladies' Event bracelet winner
  • Charles Tilly (1929-2008), American sociologist, political scientist, and historian
  • William Tilly, American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from Pennsylvania, 1868
  • Virginia Tilly, American Democrat politician, Candidate for Presidential Elector for Michigan, 1984
  • Elinar F. Tilly, American politician, Socialist Labor Candidate for Presidential Elector for Massachusetts, 1956
  • Friedrich Georg Tilly, Polish politician, Mayor of Warsaw from 1799 to 1806
  • Jacques Louis François Delaistre Tilly (1749-1822), French Divisional General during the French Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars from 1789 to 1815, his name is inscribed under the Arc de Triomphe
  • Jan Tserklses Tilly (1559-1632), Flemish soldier

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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ 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)
  2. ^ Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds., Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8)

Other References

  1. Hitching, F.K and S. Hitching. References to English Surnames in 1601-1602. Walton On Thames: 1910. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0181-3).
  2. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
  3. Foster, Joseph. Dictionary of Heraldry Feudal Coats of Arms and Pedigrees. London: Bracken Books, 1989. Print. (ISBN 1-85170-309-8).
  4. Sanders, Joanne McRee Edition. English Settlers in Barbados 1637-1800. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  5. Marcharn, Frederick George. A Constitutional History of Modern England 1485 to the Present. London: Harper and Brothers, 1960. Print.
  6. Burke, John Bernard Ed. The Roll of Battle Abbey. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  7. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
  8. Bowman, George Ernest. The Mayflower Reader A Selection of Articales from The Mayflower Descendent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  9. Innes, Thomas and Learney. The Tartans of the Clans and Families of Scotland 1st Edition. Edinburgh: W & A. K. Johnston Limited, 1938. Print.
  10. Burke, Sir Bernard. General Armory Of England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today. Print.
  11. ...

The Tilly Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Tilly Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

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