Early Origins of the Tilsley family
Staffordshire where they held a family seat as Lords of the Manor. The Saxon influence of English history diminished after the Battle of Hastings in 1066. The language of the courts was French for the next three centuries and the Norman ambience prevailed. But Saxon surnames survived and the family name was first referenced in the.13th century when they held estates in that county.
Early History of the Tilsley family
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Tilsley Spelling Variations
Spelling variations of this family name include: Tillesley, Tilleslie, Tilleslee, Tillesly, Tileslie, Tilesley, Tilesley, Tyllesley, Tylesley, Tyleslie, Tillersley, Tyllerslie, Tilsley, Tylsley, Tylsly and many more.
Early Notables of the Tilsley family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Tilsley family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Tilsley Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
Tilsley Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
Tilsley Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
The Tilsley Motto
The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.
Motto: Ne Cede Malis Sed Contra
Motto Translation: Yield not to Adversity, but the Contrary.
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