Early Origins of the Tytler family
The surname Tytler was first found in Haddingtonshire
where they were descended from the distinguished family of Seaton who were granted their lands by King Malcom Canmore of Scotland
(1058-1093). "The Scottish family of this name are stated to be a younger branch of the noble house of Seton. The ancestor is said to have fled into France temp.
James IV., in consequence of having slain a gentleman in a sudden quarrel at a hunting match, and there to have adopted, for concealment, the name of Tytler. His two sons, bearing the same name, returned to Scotland
with Queen Mary. " CITATION[CLOSE]
Lowe, Mark Anthony, Patronymica Britannica, A Dictionary of Family Names of the United Kingdom. London: John Russel Smith, 1860. Print.
While this exciting story is indeed of interest, most believe that it is improbable. The Hundredorum Rolls
of 1273, list: Richard le Titteler; Symon le Titteler; and Symon le Tuteler all in Suffolk
Reaney, P.H and R.M. Wilson, A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X)
Early History of the Tytler family
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Tytler Spelling Variations
Early Notables of the Tytler family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Tytler family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Tytler Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
- Benjamin Tytler, who arrived in New York in 1823
Tytler Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
- James Stuart Tytler, who arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Whitby" in 1841
- George Tytler, who arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Whitby" in 1841
- George M Tytler, who landed in Nelson, New Zealand in 1842
- John S Tytler, who landed in Nelson, New Zealand in 1842
Contemporary Notables of the name Tytler (post 1700)
- James Tytler (1747-1805), Scottish scholar and eccentric, commonly called "Balloon Tytler" from his having made the first balloon ascension in Scotland
- Patrick Fraser Tytler (1791-1849), Scottish author of a large history of Scotland and of other works, son of Alexander Tytler
- Alexander Fraser Tytler (1747-1813), Scottish historian and general writer, born in Edinburgh
- William Tytler (1711-1792), Scottish historian
The Tytler 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: Occultus non extinctus
Motto Translation: Hidden, not extinguished.