Tilten History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
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Early Origins of the Tilten family
The surname Tilten was first found in Leicestershire where it first appeared around the middle of the 12th century. The suffix "-ton," meaning town, indicates that the name Tilten is local in its origin, meaning "Farmstead or village of a man called Tila." Tila is a personal name from Old English. Tilt is a Saxon word meaning "tent."
Tilton is a parish, in the union of Billesdon, partly in the hundred of Gartree, but chiefly in that of East Goscote.  The place name dates back to at least the Domesday Book of 1086 when it was listed as Tiletone. 
However, one of the first records of the surname was John de Tylton who was listed in the Hundredorum Rolls of 1273 as residing in Lincolnshire. 
Early History of the Tilten family
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Tilten Spelling Variations
Spelling variations of this family name include: Tilton, Tiletone, Tilt and others.
Early Notables of the Tilten family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Tilten family
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: John Tilton, who arrived in Lynn, Massachusetts in 1630. A decade later, in 1640; Peter Tilton arrived in New England, and William Tilton in Lynn, Massachusetts. Humphrey Tilton came to Maryland in 1674.
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- ^ Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
- ^ Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds., Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8)
- ^ Bardsley, C.W, A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6)