Tilson History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Tilson family

The surname Tilson 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. [1]

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." [2]

Early History of the Tilson family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Tilson research. Another 105 words (8 lines of text) covering the years 1676, 1630, 1694, 1694, 1630, 1694, 1672, 1691, 1694, 1695, 1704, 1659, 1695, 1576, 1655, 1672, 1738, 1639, 1655, 1635, 1639, 1634 and 1639 are included under the topic Early Tilson History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Tilson Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Tilston, Tillston, Tillstone, Tilson, Tillson, Tillstone, Tillotson, Dilson, Dillson, Dilsen and many more.

Early Notables of the Tilson 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 were edited and published by Ralph Barker as the "Rule of Faith"...
Another 49 words (4 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Tilson Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Ireland Migration of the Tilson family to Ireland

Some of the Tilson family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
Another 50 words (4 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.


United States Tilson migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Tilson Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
  • Edmund Tilson, who arrived in Plymouth, Massachusetts in 1638 [3]
  • Richard Tilson, who settled in Virginia in 1650
  • Richard Tilson, who landed in Virginia in 1650 [3]
  • Edward Tilson, who landed in Virginia in 1666 [3]
  • John Tilson, who arrived in Maryland in 1670 [3]
Tilson Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Henry Tilson, who settled in Maryland in 1734
Tilson Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • C A Tilson, who landed in San Francisco, California in 1855 [3]
  • G Tilson, who landed in San Francisco, California in 1855 [3]

Contemporary Notables of the name Tilson (post 1700) +

  • Sumner D. Tilson (1898-1964), American head coach of Virginia Tech college in the 1942 season
  • William Josiah Tilson (1871-1949), American Judge for the United States Customs Court
  • Whitney Tilson, American investor, author, and philanthropist
  • T. K. Tilson, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from South Carolina, 1868 [4]
  • John Quillin Tilson Jr. (1911-2002), American Republican politician, Member of Connecticut State House of Representatives, 1953; Delegate to Republican National Convention from Connecticut, 1956 (alternate), 1964 [4]
  • John Quillin Tilson (1866-1958), American Republican politician, Member of Connecticut State House of Representatives from New Haven, 1905-08; Speaker of the Connecticut State House of Representatives, 1907-08 [4]
  • J. F. Tilson, American politician, Member of North Carolina State Senate 36th District, 1909-10 [4]
  • Joseph Charles Tilson RA (b. 1928), English pop art painter, sculptor and printmaker
  • Jake Tilson (b. 1958), English artist, graphic designer, writer and publisher
  • Samuel Frederick "Fred" Tilson (1904-1972), English association football player for Manchester City (1928-1939) and the England National Team (1934-1935)
  • ... (Another 5 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)


  1. ^ Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds., Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8)
  2. ^ Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)
  3. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  4. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 19) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html


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