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Of all the 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.

Tydings Early Origins



The surname Tydings 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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Tydings Spelling Variations


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Tydings Spelling Variations



The first dictionaries that appeared in the last few 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.

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Tydings Early History


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Tydings Early History



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

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Tydings Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Tydings Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Tydings 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



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

  • Richard Tydings, who arrived in Maryland in 1659

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Contemporary Notables of the name Tydings (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Tydings (post 1700)



  • Millard Evelyn Tydings (1890-1961), American Democrat politician, Member of Maryland State House of Delegates, 1916-17, 1920; Speaker of the Maryland State House of Delegates, 1920
  • Joseph Davies Tydings (b. 1928), American Democrat politician, Member of Maryland State House of Delegates, 1955-61; U.S. Senator from Maryland, 1965-71; Defeated, 1970

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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



    Other References

    1. Thirsk, Joan. The Agrarian History of England and Wales. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press: 7 Volumes. Print.
    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. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
    4. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
    5. Burke, John Bernard Ed. The Roll of Battle Abbey. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    6. Elster, Robert J. International Who's Who. London: Europa/Routledge. Print.
    7. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Peerage and Baronetage, The Privy Council, Knightage and Compainonage. London: Burke Publishing, 1921. Print.
    8. Cook, Chris. English Historical Facts 1603-1688. London: MacMillan, 1980. Print.
    9. Mills, A.D. Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4).
    10. Bradford, William. History of Plymouth Plantation 1620-1647 Edited by Samuel Eliot Morrison 2 Volumes. New York: Russell and Russell, 1968. Print.
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    The Tydings Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Tydings 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.

    This page was last modified on 23 October 2015 at 10:37.

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