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The ancient roots of the Tisdale family name are in the Anglo-Saxon culture. The name Tisdale comes from when the family lived in the area known as Teesdale found in the counties of Durham and the North Riding of Yorkshire. Tisdale is a topographic surname, which was given to a person who resided near a physical feature such as a hill, stream, church, or type of tree. During the Middle Ages, as society became more complex, individuals needed a way to be distinguishable from others. Toponymic surnames were developed as a result of this need. Various features in the landscape were used to distinguish people from one another. In this case the original bearers of the surname Tisdale were named due to their close proximity to the river Tees, which flowed between Yorkshire and Durham.

Tisdale Early Origins



The surname Tisdale was first found in Durham where they were they had been Lords of the manor there from ancient times.

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Tisdale Spelling Variations


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Tisdale Spelling Variations



One relatively recent invention that did much to standardize English spelling was the printing press. However, before its invention even the most literate people recorded their names according to sound rather than spelling. The spelling variations under which the name Tisdale has appeared include Teasdale, Tisdale, Tisdell, Teesdale, Tisdall and others.

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Tisdale Early History


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Tisdale Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Tisdale research. Another 99 words (7 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Tisdale History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Tisdale Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Tisdale Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 25 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Tisdale Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Tisdale In Ireland


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Tisdale In Ireland



Some of the Tisdale family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 71 words (5 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



At this time, the shores of the New World beckoned many English families that felt that the social climate in England was oppressive and lacked opportunity for change. Thousands left England at great expense in ships that were overcrowded and full of disease. A great portion of these settlers never survived the journey and even a greater number arrived sick, starving, and without a penny. The survivors, however, were often greeted with greater opportunity than they could have experienced back home. These English settlers made significant contributions to those colonies that would eventually become the United States and Canada. An examination of early immigration records and passenger ship lists revealed that people bearing the name Tisdale arrived in North America very early:

Tisdale Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • John Tisdale, who landed in Massachusetts in 1636

Tisdale Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Lawrence Tisdale, who arrived in America in 1700
  • Thomas Tisdale, who landed in Virginia in 1706
  • Margaret, James, and Jane Tisdale settled in Charles Town [Charleston], South Carolina in 1763

Tisdale Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • W Tisdale, who arrived in San Francisco, California in 1851
  • John Tisdale, aged 21, who emigrated to the United States from England, in 1893
  • Louise Tisdale, aged 24, who settled in America from London, in 1893
  • W P Tisdale, aged 52, who emigrated to the United States, in 1893
  • Miss Tisdale, aged 17, who landed in America, in 1895
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Tisdale Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • William Tisdale, aged 58, who landed in America from Shrewsbury, in 1902
  • Emily L. Tisdale, aged 26, who landed in America, in 1908
  • E. B. Tisdale, aged 25, who landed in America, in 1909
  • Nell Tisdale, aged 28, who landed in America, in 1910
  • William D. Tisdale, aged 35, who settled in America, in 1912
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Tisdale Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • Mr. Ephraim Tisdale U.E. who settled in Canada c. 1784 [1]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. Ephraim Tisdale U.E. born in Freetown, Massachusetts, USA who settled in Saint John, New Brunswick c. 1784 he relocated to Ontario in 1808 [1]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. Henry Tisdale U.E. born in Freetown, Massachusetts, USA who settled in Saint John, New Brunswick c. 1784 [1]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

Tisdale Settlers in Canada in the 20th Century

  • Frederick Walker Tisdale, aged 33, who emigrated to Toranto, Canada, in 1907
  • Edward Tisdale, aged 38, who settled in Beaverton, Ontario, Canada, in 1914
  • David R. Tisdale, aged 49, who settled in Simcoe, Ont., Canada, in 1916

Tisdale Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • George Tisdale, aged 29, a farm labourer, arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Bebington" in 1876
  • Elizabeth Tisdale, aged 28, arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Bebington" in 1876

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Contemporary Notables of the name Tisdale (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Tisdale (post 1700)



  • Ashley Michelle Tisdale (b. 1985), American MTV Movie Award winning actress, known for her role in Phineas and Ferb (2007-2014)
  • Keith Tisdale, American actor, know for his roles in Criminal Minds
  • Ryland Dillard Tisdale (1894-1942), American World War II Commander, recipient of the U.S. Navy Cross, eponym of the USS Tisdale (DE-33)
  • Vice Admiral Mahlon Street Tisdale (1890-1972), United States Navy officer awarded two Navy Crosses
  • Jennifer Kelly Tisdale (b. 1981), American actress and singer, sister of Ashley
  • William Tisdale (b. 1570), also spelled Tisdall, English musician and composer
  • David Tisdale PC (1835-1911), Canadian politician

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Suggested Readings for the name Tisdale


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Suggested Readings for the name Tisdale



  • The Descendants of John Tisdale (1614-1675) Colonial Massachusetts by Robert L. Tisdale.
  • Meet the Tisdales: Descendants of John Tisdale of Taunton, Mass., 1634-1980 by Rosa D. Tisdale.

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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ 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

Other References

  1. Marcharn, Frederick George. A Constitutional History of Modern England 1485 to the Present. London: Harper and Brothers, 1960. Print.
  2. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
  3. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
  4. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
  5. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
  6. Innes, Thomas and Learney. The Tartans of the Clans and Families of Scotland 1st Edition. Edinburgh: W & A. K. Johnston Limited, 1938. Print.
  7. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
  8. Lennard, Reginald. Rural England 1086-1135 A Study of Social and Agrarian Conditions. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1959. Print.
  9. Sanders, Joanne McRee Edition. English Settlers in Barbados 1637-1800. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  10. Hanks, Hodges, Mills and Room. The Oxford Names Companion. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2002. Print. (ISBN 0-19-860561-7).
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The Tisdale Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Tisdale 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.

This page was last modified on 16 September 2016 at 12:41.

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