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Tilton History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms



Early Origins of the Tilton family


The surname Tilton 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 Tilton 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. [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
The place name dates back to at least the Domesday Book of 1086 when it was listed as Tiletone. [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)

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. [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
Bardsley, C.W, A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6)


Early History of the Tilton family


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Tilton Spelling Variations


Spelling variations of this family name include: Tilton, Tiletone and others.

Early Notables of the Tilton family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the Tilton family to Ireland


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Migration of the Tilton family to the New World and Oceana


Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Tilton Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • William Tilton, who settled in Lynn Massachusetts in 1630
  • John Tilton, who arrived in Lynn, Massachusetts in 1630
  • Peter Tilton, who arrived in New England in 1640
  • William Tilton, who landed in Lynn, Massachusetts in 1640
  • Peter Tilton, who landed in New England in 1640 [4]CITATION[CLOSE]
    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)
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Tilton Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Elizabeth Tilton, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1709
  • Elizabeth Tilton, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1709 [4]CITATION[CLOSE]
    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)

Tilton Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • S S Tilton, who arrived in San Francisco, California in 1851 [4]CITATION[CLOSE]
    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)
  • Barclay Tilton, aged 25, who emigrated to the United States from England, in 1892
  • Edward J. Tilton, aged 33, who emigrated to the United States, in 1893
  • E. B. Tilton, aged 26, who settled in America from London, in 1894
  • Chas. Leonard Tilton, aged 29, who settled in America, in 1896

Tilton Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • C. S. Tilton, who emigrated to America, in 1903
  • A.S. Tilton, who landed in America, in 1903
  • Alice B. Tilton, who emigrated to the United States from Longton, England, in 1906
  • Clint C. Tilton, who landed in America, in 1910
  • Edgar Tilton, aged 45, who emigrated to the United States, in 1910
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Tilton Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • Mr. Clayton Tilton U.E. who settled in New Brunswick c. 1784 [5]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X
  • Mrs. Elizabeth Tilton U.E. who settled in Charlotte County, New Brunswick c. 1784 [5]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X
  • Mr. John Tilton U.E. who settled in Saint John, New Brunswick c. 1784 [5]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X
  • Mr. Thomas Tilton U.E. who settled in Saint John, New Brunswick c. 1784 [5]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X
  • Mr. William Tilton U.E. who settled in Bell Vue, Beaver Harbor, Charlotte County, New Brunswick c. 1784 [5]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X

Contemporary Notables of the name Tilton (post 1700)


  • John Havemeyer "Jack" Tilton Jr (1951-2017), American art dealer
  • Edwin B. Tilton (1859-1926), American silent film actor
  • Colonel Henry Remsen Tilton (1836-1906), American Army surgeon, recipient of the Medal of Honor
  • Martha Tilton (1915-2006), American singer, best-known for her 1939 recording of "And the Angels Sing" with Benny Goodman
  • Chris Tilton (b. 1979), American soundtrack composer
  • James Tilton (1745-1822), American physician and soldier, delegate for Delaware in the Continental Congress of 1783 and 1784, Surgeon General of the United States Army during the War of 1812
  • Theodore Tilton (1835-1907), American newspaper editor, poet and abolitionist
  • Edward Lippincott Tilton (1861-1933), American architect from New York
  • William Stowell Tilton (1828-1889), American businessman and soldier who led a regiment in the Battle of Gettysburg
  • Robert Tilton (b. 1946), American televangelist
  • ... (Another 22 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Suggested Readings for the name Tilton


  • Tilton Territory: A Historical Narrative, Warren Township, Jefferson County, Ohio, 1775-1838 by Robert H. Richardson.

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Citations


  1. ^ Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
  2. ^ Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds., Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8)
  3. ^ Bardsley, C.W, A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6)
  4. ^ 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)
  5. ^ Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X

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