Anglo-Saxon names to come from Britain, Tydings is one of the most ancient. The name is a result of the original family having lived in the village of Tetley found in the counties of Lancashire and Cheshire. Tydings 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 Tydings 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 Tydings were named due to their close proximity to Taeta's wood clearing.
Early Origins of the Tydings family
Shropshire where they held a family seat from very ancient times, before and after the Norman Conquest of 1066.
Early History of the Tydings family
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Tydings Spelling Variations
hundred years did much to standardize the English language. Before that time, spelling variations in names were a common occurrence. The language was changing, incorporating pieces of other languages, and the spelling of names changed with it. Tydings has been spelled many different ways, including Tetley, Tetlow, Tetlaw, Titley and others.
Early Notables of the Tydings family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Tydings family to the New World and Oceana
Thousands of English families in this era began to emigrate the New World in search of land and freedom from religious and political persecution. Although the passage was expensive and the ships were dark, crowded, and unsafe, those who made the voyage safely were rewarded with opportunities unavailable to them in their homeland. Research into passenger and immigration lists has revealed some of the very first Tydingss to arrive in North America:
Tydings Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
Contemporary Notables of the name Tydings (post 1700)
The Tydings 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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