Tyler History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms 

The ancestors of the Tyler family migrated to England following the Norman Conquest of 1066. The surname Tyler is for a tiler. The name describes a person whose job it was to bake clay into tiles in an oven, a common occupation in medieval times.

Early Origins of the Tyler family

The surname Tyler was first found in Glamorgan, Monmouthshire and Herefordshire where they were granted large estates after the Norman Conquest in 1066.

One of the more interesting entries for the name was Walter or Wat Tyler, Tegheler (d. 1381), and English "rebel, had no real surname, all the above designations referring to his trade, which was that of covering roofs with tiles. There were several others of his calling among the ringleaders of the Peasants' Revolt of 1381, one, it is said, of the same Christian name, and some confusion has resulted. He is usually credited, for instance, with having given the signal for the rising in Kent by killing a collector of the poll-tax who insulted his daughter. " [1]

Important Dates for the Tyler family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Tyler research. Another 130 words (9 lines of text) covering the years 1381, 1381, 1341, 1381 and 1381 are included under the topic Early Tyler History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Tyler Spelling Variations

Before the advent of the printing press and the first dictionaries, the English language was not standardized. Sound was what guided spelling in the Middle Ages, so one person's name was often recorded under several variations during a single lifetime. Spelling variations were common, even among the names of the most literate people. Known variations of the Tyler family name include Tyler, Tilliere, Tylor, Tiler, Tellier and others.

Early Notables of the Tyler family (pre 1700)

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Migration of the Tyler family to Ireland

Some of the Tyler family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. More information about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Tyler migration to the United States

To escape the political and religious chaos of this era, thousands of English families began to migrate to the New World in search of land and freedom from religious and political persecution. The passage was expensive and the ships were dark, crowded, and unsafe; however, those who made the voyage safely were encountered opportunities that were not available to them in their homeland. Many of the families that reached the New World at this time went on to make important contributions to the emerging nations of the United States and Canada. Research into various historical records has revealed some of first members of the Tyler family to immigrate North America:

Tyler Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
  • William Tyler, who landed in Virginia in 1622 [2]
  • John Tyler, who settled in Virginia in 1623 with Elizabeth, Robert, William
  • Elizabeth Tyler, who arrived in Virginia in 1623 [2]
  • Nathaniel Tyler, who settled in Lynn, Massachusetts in 1630
  • Thomas Tyler, who settled in Virginia in 1635
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)
Tyler Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • John Baptist Tyler, who settled in Maryland in 1706
  • Thomas Tyler, who settled in Boston in 1766 with his servant
  • William Tyler, who settled in Maryland in 1774
Tyler Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Samuel A Tyler, who landed in New York in 1832 [2]
  • Richard Tyler, who landed in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1850 [2]
  • John Tyler, who arrived in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1860 [2]
  • Alex Tyler, who landed in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1874 [2]

Tyler migration to Canada

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Tyler Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century
  • Mr. Peter Tyler U.E. who arrived at Port Roseway, [Shelburne], Nova Scotia on October 26, 1783 was passenger number 176 aboard the ship "HMS Clinton", picked up on September 20, 1783 at East River, New York, USA [3]
  • Mr. William Tyler U.E. who settled in New Brunswick c. 1783, then relocated to Ontario in 1799 he served in the Prince of Wales Regiment [3]
  • Lieut Tyler, who landed in Quebec in 1784
  • Mr. Gerrard Tyler U.E. who settled in Fredericksburgh [Greater Napanee], Ontario c. 1786 he served in the Loyal Rangers, 1 child [3]

Tyler migration to Australia

Emigration to Australia followed the First Fleets of convicts, tradespeople and early settlers. Early immigrants include:

Tyler Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
  • Thomas Tyler, a mason, who arrived in Van Diemen’s Land (now Tasmania) sometime between 1825 and 1832
  • Ephraim Tyler, English convict from Essex, who was transported aboard the "Andromeda" on November 13, 1832, settling in New South Wales, Australia [4]
  • William Tyler, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Recovery" in 1839 [5]
  • William Tyler, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Seppings" in 1839 [6]
  • Amelia Tyler, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Asiatic" in 1849 [7]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Tyler migration to New Zealand

Emigration to New Zealand followed in the footsteps of the European explorers, such as Captain Cook (1769-70): first came sealers, whalers, missionaries, and traders. By 1838, the British New Zealand Company had begun buying land from the Maori tribes, and selling it to settlers, and, after the Treaty of Waitangi in 1840, many British families set out on the arduous six month journey from Britain to Aotearoa to start a new life. Early immigrants include:

Tyler Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
  • James Tyler, aged 17, a farm labourer, who arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Bolton" in 1840
  • H.M. Tyler, British settler travelling from London aboard the ship "Northfleet" arriving in Auckland, New Zealand, Via Wellington and Lyttleton in February 1854 [8]
  • Mr. H. W. Tyler, British settler travelling from London aboard the ship "Northfleet" arriving in Auckland, New Zealand, Via Wellington and Lyttleton in February 1854 [8]
  • Mr. James Tyler, (b. 1838), aged 18, British settler travelling from London aboard the ship "Joseph Fletcher" arriving in Lyttelton, Christchurch, South Island, New Zealand on 24th October 1856 [8]
  • Mr. Edward Tyler, British settler travelling from London aboard the ship "John Scott" arriving in Auckland, New Zealand on 7th March 1858 [8]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Contemporary Notables of the name Tyler (post 1700)

  • Marilyn Tyler (1926-2017), American soprano and music pedagogue
  • Albert Tyler (b. 1872), American silver Olympic medalist for athletics during the 1896 games
  • Robert Ogden Tyler (1831-1874), American general in the Union Army during the American Civil War
  • Royall Tyler (1757-1826), American jurist and playwright who wrote The Contrast (1787) and The Algerine Captive (1797)
  • President John Tyler (1790-1862), American politician, 10th American President
  • Frederick Daniel Tyler (b. 1954), American gold medalist Olympic swimmer
  • Varro Eugene Tyler (1926-2001), American professor of pharmacognosy and philatelist
  • Steven Tyler (b. 1948), American singer, songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist, and the frontman for the band Aerosmith
  • Liv Tyler (b. 1977), American actress, model, and daughter of Steven Tyler
  • Anne Tyler (b. 1941), American novelist and short story writer and winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction in 1989
  • ... (Another 7 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Historic Events for the Tyler family

HMAS Sydney II
  • Mr. Charles Desmond Tyler (1911-1941), Australian Bandsman from Clifton Hill, Victoria, Australia, who sailed into battle aboard HMAS Sydney II and died in the sinking [9]
RMS Lusitania
  • Mr. Samuel Tyler, English 3rd Class passenger residing in Whitehall, USA, who sailed aboard the RMS Lusitania and died in the sinking [10]

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Citations

  1. ^ Smith, George (ed), Dictionary of National Biography. London: Smith, Elder & Co., 1885-1900. Print
  2. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  3. ^ Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X
  4. ^ State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2014, November 27) Andromeda voyage to New South Wales, Australia in 1832 with 186 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/andromeda/1832
  5. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) RECOVERY from London 1839. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1839Recovery.htm
  6. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) SEPPINGS 1839. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1839Seppings.htm
  7. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) The ASIATIC 1849. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1849Asiatic.htm
  8. ^ New Zealand Yesteryears Passenger Lists 1800 to 1900 (Retrieved 17th October 2018). Retrieved from http://www.yesteryears.co.nz/shipping/passlist.html
  9. ^ HMAS Sydney II, Finding Sydney Foundation - Roll of Honour. (Retrieved 2014, April 24) . Retrieved from http://www.findingsydney.com/roll.asp
  10. ^ Lusitania Passenger List - The Lusitania Resource. (Retrieved 2014, March 6) . Retrieved from http://www.rmslusitania.info/lusitania-passenger-list/
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