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The ancestry of the name Tisdall dates from the ancient Anglo-Saxon culture of Britain. It comes from when the family lived in the area known as Teesdale found in the counties of Durham and the North Riding of Yorkshire. Tisdall 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 Tisdall were named due to their close proximity to the river Tees, which flowed between Yorkshire and Durham.

Tisdall Early Origins



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

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Tisdall Spelling Variations


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Tisdall Spelling Variations



Spelling variations in names were a common occurrence before English spelling was standardized a few hundred years ago. In the Middle Ages, even the literate spelled their names differently as the English language incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other European languages. Many variations of the name Tisdall have been found, including Teasdale, Tisdale, Tisdell, Teesdale, Tisdall and others.

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Tisdall Early History


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Tisdall Early History



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

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Tisdall Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Tisdall Early Notables (pre 1700)



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

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Tisdall In Ireland


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Tisdall In Ireland



Some of the Tisdall 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



Families began migrating abroad in enormous numbers because of the political and religious discontent in England. Often faced with persecution and starvation in England, the possibilities of the New World attracted many English people. Although the ocean trips took many lives, those who did get to North America were instrumental in building the necessary groundwork for what would become for new powerful nations. Some of the first immigrants to cross the Atlantic and come to North America bore the name Tisdall, or a variant listed above:

Tisdall Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Sherley Tisdall, who arrived in Virginia in 1701
  • Charles Tisdall settled in Virginia in 1730

Tisdall Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Fitzgerald Tisdall, who landed in New York, NY in 1835
  • Arthur Tisdall, aged 35, who emigrated to the United States from London, in 1892
  • J. Tisdall, aged 38, who landed in America from London, in 1892
  • Arthur J. Tisdall, aged 29, who settled in America from London, in 1893

Tisdall Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Michael Tisdall, aged 21, who landed in America from Portarlington, in 1900
  • Nellie Tisdall, aged 40, who settled in America from Manchester, England, in 1908
  • Nellie Tisdall, aged 40, who landed in America from Pendleton, England, in 1908
  • James J. Tisdall, aged 22, who emigrated to America from Dublin, Ireland, in 1908
  • Lilly Frances Tisdall, aged 42, who landed in America from Greystones, Ireland, in 1914
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Tisdall Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • M. C. L. Tisdall arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Owen Glendowner" in 1864
  • F. A. Tisdall arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Owen Glendowner" in 1864

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Contemporary Notables of the name Tisdall (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Tisdall (post 1700)



  • Jonathan Tisdall (b. 1958), American chess grandmaster
  • William St. Clair Tisdall (1859-1928), British historian and philologist
  • Margaret Tisdall (1905-1979), Irish singer and pianist known by stage name Peggy Dell
  • Frederick Tisdall (1893-1949), Canadian pediatrician who developed the infant cereal Pablum
  • Charles Edward Tisdall (1866-1936), Canadian politician, 19th mayor of Vancouver
  • Robert "Bob" Morton Newburgh Tisdall (1907-2004), Irish Olympic gold medalist
  • Arthur Walderne St. Clair Tisdall VC (1890-1915), British recipient of the Victoria Cross

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

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    2. Hanks, Hodges, Mills and Room. The Oxford Names Companion. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2002. Print. (ISBN 0-19-860561-7).
    3. Bede, The Venerable. Historia Ecclesiatica Gentis Anglorum (The Ecclesiastical History Of the English People). Available through Internet Medieval Sourcebook the Fordham University Centre for Medieval Studies. Print.
    4. Burke, Sir Bernard. General Armory Of England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today. Print.
    5. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds. Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
    6. Crispin, M. Jackson and Leonce Mary. Falaise Roll Recording Prominent Companions of William Duke of Normandy at the Conquest of England. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    7. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
    8. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    9. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    10. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
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    The Tisdall Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Tisdall 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.

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