Tyll is a name that was brought to England
by the ancestors of the Tyll family when they migrated to the region after the Norman Conquest
in 1066. The Tyll family lived in Dorset
. Their name, however, is a reference to Tilley, Normandy
, the family's place of residence prior to the Norman Conquest
in 1066. While many of the family went to England
, some remained in Normandy
. One of the oldest records of the name found there was Haymon de Tellia listed in Normandy
in 960. "Robert de Tilly, and the Castle and Barony of Tilly, Normandy" CITATION[CLOSE]
The Norman People and Their Existing Descendants in the British Dominions and the United States Of America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0636-X)
was listed in a roll dated 1180-95.
Early Origins of the Tyll family
The surname Tyll was first found in Dorset
where they held a family seat
at Mersewood, where Henry Tilley from Tilley near Caen in Calvados acquired the confiscated estates of Geoffrey de Mandevill in 1083. The Domesday Book
of 1086 lists Ralph de Tilly as holding lands in Devon
in 1083. CITATION[CLOSE]
Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds., Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8)
Early History of the Tyll family
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Tyll Spelling Variations
in names were a common occurrence in the eras before English spelling was standardized a few hundred
years ago. In the Middle Ages, even the literate regularly changed the spellings of their names as the English language incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other European languages. Many variations of the name Tyll have been found, including Tilley, Tiley and others.
Early Notables of the Tyll family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Tyll family to Ireland
Some of the Tyll family moved to Ireland
, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.Another 45 words (3 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Tyll family to the New World and Oceana
For many English families, the social climate in England
was oppressive and lacked opportunity for change. For such families, the shores of Ireland
, and the New World beckoned. They left their homeland at great expense in ships that were overcrowded and full of disease. Many arrived after the long voyage sick, starving, and without a penny. But even those were greeted with greater opportunity than they could have experienced back home. Numerous English settlers who arrived in the United States and Canada at this time went on to make important contributions to the developing cultures of those countries. Many of those families went on to make significant contributions to the rapidly developing colonies in which they settled. Early North American records indicate many people bearing the name Tyll were among those contributors:
Tyll Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
- Salomon Tyll, aged 19, who arrived in America from Grzymalow, Austria, in 1909
- Arthur Tyll, aged 28, who arrived in America from Schmoelin, Germany, in 1923
- Elisabeth Tyll, aged 17, who arrived in America from Schmoelln, Germany, in 1923
- Hugo Tyll, aged 32, who arrived in America from Chemnitz, Germany, in 1923
Contemporary Notables of the name Tyll (post 1700)
- Al Tyll, American water skier who competed in Masters Tournaments in the 1960s, winner of four consecutive National Championships from 1962 through 1965, inducted into the Water Skiing Hall of Fame in 1994
- Edward Tyll (b. 1956), American comedian and radio personality
- Axel Tyll (b. 1953), German footballer