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Tisdall History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms



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.

Early Origins of the Tisdall family


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

Early History of the Tisdall family


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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.

Early Notables of the Tisdall family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the Tisdall family to Ireland


Some of the Tisdall family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
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Migration of the Tisdall family to the New World and Oceana


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 [1]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)
  • Charles Tisdall, who settled in Virginia in 1730

Tisdall Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Fitzgerald Tisdall, who landed in New York, NY in 1835 [1]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)
  • 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
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Tisdall Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

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

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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  1. ^ 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)

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