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Where did the English Tittle family come from? What is the English Tittle family crest and coat of arms? When did the Tittle family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Tittle family history?

The Tittle surname comes from the Old Norse personal name "žorkell," made up of the elements "žórr," or "Thor," name of the Scandinavian god of thunder and "ketill," meaning "a cauldron." In northern England, the name came directly via Scandinavian settlers, whereas in the South this name arrived with the Normans.


Spelling variations of this family name include: Turtle, Tuttle, Tuttall, Tuttell, Tuthill, Tottle, Tottehull, Tootell, Tuthall, Tothill, Toothill, Toutehill and many more.

First found in Essex where they held a family seat from very ancient times, some say before the Norman Conquest in 1066 A.D.


This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Tittle research. Another 267 words(19 lines of text) covering the year 1649 is included under the topic Early Tittle History in all our PDF Extended History products.


More information is included under the topic Early Tittle Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.


Some of the Tittle family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 175 words(12 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products.


Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Tittle Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • John Tittle, who arrived in North Carolina in 1729

Tittle Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • A S Tittle, who arrived in San Francisco, California in 1851
  • J Tittle, who landed in San Francisco, California in 1851

Tittle Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • George Tittle, aged 27, who emigrated to the United States, in 1903
  • Harry Tittle, who landed in America, in 1909
  • Eyra S. Tittle, aged 48, who settled in America, in 1909
  • David Tittle, aged 55, who emigrated to the United States from Newcastle, Staffordshire, England, in 1910
  • Minnie Tittle, aged 28, who emigrated to America, in 1911

Tittle Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • Mary Tittle, who landed in Nova Scotia in 1750
  • Thorns Tittle, who arrived in Nova Scotia in 1750


  • Yelberton Abraham "Y.A. Tittle" Tittle (b. 1926), former American NFL football quarterback, inductee into the Pro Football Hall of Fame (1971)
  • Minnie Tittle (1875-1974), American actress, better known under her stage name of Minnie Tittell Brune
  • Steve Tittle (b. 1935), American-born Canadian composer and teacher
  • Ian Tittle (b. 1973), West Indian cricket player


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The Tittle Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Tittle 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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