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Tilley Genealogy and Tilley Family History Information

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  • Adolphus William Tilley (1907 - 1959)
    Birth: Jul. 26, 1907 Death: Feb. 12, 1959 Burial: Mount Bethel Methodist Church Cemetery Bahama Durham County North Carolina, USA Edit Virtual Cemetery info [?] Created by: Georgia Record...
  • Agnes Cooper, "Mayflower" Passenger (c.1585 - 1621)
    Arrived in America aboard the Mayflower. -------------------- -------------------- Mayflower Rider Death: Sometime the first winter at Plymouth. Children: None recorded. Biographical Summ...
  • Alfred Moore Tilley (1912 - 1955)
    Birth: 1912 Death: 1955 Burial: Wake Chapel Memorial Gardens Fuquay-Varina Wake County North Carolina, USA Created by: Carolyn Goddard Record added: Feb 03, 2008 Find A Grave Memorial# 24359209
  • Alice Tilley (1590 - 1597)

About the Tilley surname

The name of Tilley is said to be of Norman origin, and derived from the village of Tilly in the department of Clavados in Normandy. It was undoubtedly taken into England at the time of the Conquest in 1066. It was found on ancient records in the various forms of Tylly, Tilli, Tillie, Tylye, Tilly, and Tilley, of which the last is the most generally accepted form in the US.

Families of this name were found at early dates in the English counties of Somerset, Dorset, Devon, York, Cornwell, and London. They were, for the most part, of the landed gentry and yeoman of Great Britain. It is said that the English families of the Tilley name trace their descent from a Norman knight, who followed William the Conqueror in the invasion of England, and was rewarded for his services by grants of land in England.

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