Tylecote History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The name Tylecote reached English shores for the first time with the ancestors of the Tylecote family as they migrated following the Norman Conquest of 1066. The Tylecote family lived as a "dweller in front of, or opposite, the cottage, or in the cottage in the dale." [1]

Early Origins of the Tylecote family

The surname Tylecote was first found in Lancashire at Tulket(h), on the Ribble near Preston. [2] Tulketh Priory was a priory in Ashton-on-Ribble, Lancashire. The priory was the home of a group of Cistercian monks from Savigny Abbey in Normandy until they moved to Furness Abbey in 1127. Tulketh Hall was later built on the site of the priory.

Alternatively the name could have originated at Holecote, Ullcote, Northamptonshire where "Philip de Ulecot and Hugh de Bailiol, in 1216, sided with King John against his brother Richard." [2]

A very rare name that is predominately found in the United States today, people with the name "Talkatt, Tallcot, Taylcote, Taylcott, were living at Braintree, Essex, in 1623. [2]

Sebastian Visscher Talcott (1812-?) wrote a book entitled "Talcott pedigree in England and America from 1558 to 1876." published in 1876 and is currently held by the Library of Congress CS71.T142.) John Phythian Tylecote wrote a book "How American Talcott and English Tylecote & Tylcoat families are the same" in 1998.

Early History of the Tylecote family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Tylecote research. Another 119 words (8 lines of text) covering the years 1510, 1600, 1083, 1669, 1741, 1724, 1741, 1693 and 1704 are included under the topic Early Tylecote History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Tylecote Spelling Variations

Anglo-Norman names tend to be marked by an enormous number of spelling variations. This is largely due to the fact that Old and Middle English lacked any spelling rules when Norman French was introduced in the 11th century. The languages of the English courts at that time were French and Latin. These various languages mixed quite freely in the evolving social milieu. The final element of this mix is that medieval scribes spelled words according to their sounds rather than any definite rules, so a name was often spelled in as many different ways as the number of documents it appeared in. The name was spelled Talcott, Talcot, Tallcott, Tallcot and others.

Early Notables of the Tylecote family (pre 1700)

Outstanding amongst the family at this time was Lieutenant-Colonel John Wakeman Talcott; and his son, Joseph Talcott (1669-1741), American politician, the 27th Governor of the Connecticut Colony from 1724 until his death in 1741. Joseph...
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Migration of the Tylecote family

Because of the political and religious discontent in England, families began to migrate abroad in enormous numbers. Faced with persecution and starvation at home, the open frontiers and generally less oppressive social environment of the New World seemed tantalizing indeed to many English people. The trip was difficult, and not all made it unscathed, but many of those who did get to Canada and the United States made important contributions to the young nations in which they settled. Some of the first North American settlers with Tylecote name or one of its variants: the name represented in many forms and recorded from the mid 17th century in the great migration from Europe. Migrants settled in the eastern seaboard from Newfoundland, to Maine, to Virginia, the Carolinas, and to the islands..


Contemporary Notables of the name Tylecote (post 1700) +

  • Henry Grey Tylecote (1853-1935), English first-class cricketer and educator, Member of the University of Oxford from Marston Moretaine, Bedforshire, matriculated 10 Oct., 1873, aged 20
  • Edward Ferdinando Sutton Tylecote, English Member of the University of Oxford from Marston Moretaine, Bedforshire, matriculated 18 June, 1868, aged 18
  • Thomas Beauford Tylecote, English Member of the University of Oxford from Tamworth, Staffordshire, matriculated 23 Oct., 1862, aged 19
  • Charles Brandon Lea Tylecote, English Member of the University of Oxford from Marston Moretaine, Bedfordshire, matriculated 31 Jan., 1868, aged 20
  • Edward Ferdinando Sutton Tylecote (1849-1938), English cricketer from Marston Moretaine, Bedfordshire
  • Dame Mabel Tylecote DBE (1896-1987), British Labour Party politician, activist, humanitarian, and educationist from Manchester, England
  • Frank Edward Tylecote CBE (1879-1965), British physician from Cannock, Staffordshire, one of the first physicians to draw attention to the connection between smoking and lung cancer
  • Ronald Frank Tylecote (1916-1990), British archaeologist and metallurgist
  • Andrew Tylecote (b. 1946), British economist based at The University of Sheffield School of Management, son of Ronald Tylecote


  1. ^ Smith, Eldson Coles, New Dictionary of American Family Names New York: Harper & Row, 1956. Print
  2. ^ Barber, Henry, British Family Names London: Elliot Stock, 62 Paternoster Row, 1894. Print.


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