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The name Titley has a long Anglo-Saxon heritage. The name comes from when a family lived in the village of Tetley found in the counties of Lancashire and Cheshire. Titley 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 or area were used to distinguish people from one another. In this case the surname Titley was originally derived from the Old English personal name Taeta from the Old Norse word Teitr meaning cheerful and the Old English word leah menaing wood clearing. In this case the original bearers of the surname Titley were named due to their close proximity to Taeta's wood clearing.

Titley Early Origins



The surname Titley was first found in Shropshire where they held a family seat from very ancient times, before and after the Norman Conquest of 1066.

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Titley Spelling Variations


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Titley 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 Titley have been found, including Tetley, Tetlow, Tetlaw, Titley and others.

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Titley Early History


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Titley Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Titley research. Another 270 words (19 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Titley History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Titley Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Titley Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Titley Notables 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 Titley, or a variant listed above:

Titley Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Fred S. Titley, aged 31, originally from London, England, arrived in New York in 1893 aboard the ship "Britannic" from Liverpool & Queenstown [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J6B4-RMQ : 6 December 2014), Fred S. Titley, 27 Feb 1893; citing departure port Liverpool & Queenstown, arrival port New York, ship name Britannic, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).

Titley Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Alexander Titley, aged 19, originally from Liverpool, England, arrived in New York in 1907 aboard the ship "Pannonia" from New York [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JXVR-MTY : 6 December 2014), Alexander Titley, 01 Aug 1907; citing departure port New York, arrival port New York, ship name Pannonia, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  • Yettie Titley, aged 23, originally from St. Kitts, BWI, arrived in New York in 1919 aboard the ship "Parima" from St. Kitts [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J6WZ-DM4 : 6 December 2014), Yettie Titley, 10 Oct 1919; citing departure port St. Kitts, arrival port New York, ship name Parima, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  • Alfonso Titley, aged 25, originally from New York, arrived in New York in 1920 aboard the ship "Parima" from St. Thomas, Virgin Islands [4]CITATION[CLOSE]
    "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J6X9-Y2V : 6 December 2014), Alfonso Titley, 17 Nov 1920; citing departure port St. Thomas, Virgin Islands, arrival port New York, ship name Parima, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  • William Titley, aged 39, arrived in New York in 1921 aboard the ship "Saxonia" from London, England [5]CITATION[CLOSE]
    "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J6LH-FM8 : 6 December 2014), William Titley, 11 Sep 1921; citing departure port London, England, arrival port New York, ship name Saxonia, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).

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Contemporary Notables of the name Titley (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Titley (post 1700)



  • David W. Titley, American professor of meteorology at Pennsylvania State University, NOAA's chief operating officer from 2012-2013
  • Craig Titley, American screenwriter and producer, known for Percy Jackson & the Lightning Thief (2010), Scooby-Doo (2002) and Cheaper by the Dozen (2003)
  • Albert Titley (1918-1986), English footballer who played professionally from 1900 to 1936
  • Jason Titley, Irish jockey, winner of the 1995 Grand National
  • Gary Titley (b. 1950), British Labour Party politician, Member of the European Parliament for North West England (1989-2009)
  • Mark Titley (b. 1959), former international Wales rugby union player

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Motto


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Motto



The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.

Motto: Praemium virtutis honor
Motto Translation: Honor is the reward of virtue.


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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J6B4-RMQ : 6 December 2014), Fred S. Titley, 27 Feb 1893; citing departure port Liverpool & Queenstown, arrival port New York, ship name Britannic, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  2. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JXVR-MTY : 6 December 2014), Alexander Titley, 01 Aug 1907; citing departure port New York, arrival port New York, ship name Pannonia, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  3. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J6WZ-DM4 : 6 December 2014), Yettie Titley, 10 Oct 1919; citing departure port St. Kitts, arrival port New York, ship name Parima, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  4. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J6X9-Y2V : 6 December 2014), Alfonso Titley, 17 Nov 1920; citing departure port St. Thomas, Virgin Islands, arrival port New York, ship name Parima, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  5. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J6LH-FM8 : 6 December 2014), William Titley, 11 Sep 1921; citing departure port London, England, arrival port New York, ship name Saxonia, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).

Other References

  1. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
  2. Hitching, F.K and S. Hitching. References to English Surnames in 1601-1602. Walton On Thames: 1910. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0181-3).
  3. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
  4. Markale, J. Celtic Civilization. London: Gordon & Cremonesi, 1976. Print.
  5. Skordas, Guest. Ed. The Early Settlers of Maryland an Index to Names or Immigrants Complied from Records of Land Patents 1633-1680 in the Hall of Records Annapolis, Maryland. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1968. Print.
  6. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
  7. Shaw, William A. Knights of England A Complete Record from the Earliest Time to the Present Day of the Knights of all the Orders of Chivalry in England, Scotland, Ireland and Knights Bachelors 2 Volumes. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print. (ISBN 080630443X).
  8. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  9. Holt, J.C. Ed. Domesday Studies. Woodbridge: Boydell, 1987. Print. (ISBN 0-85115-477-8).
  10. MacAulay, Thomas Babington. History of England from the Accession of James the Second 4 volumes. New York: Harper and Brothers, 1879. Print.
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The Titley Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Titley 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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