Tilghman Family History

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Tilghman Name Meaning

Possibly an altered spelling of German Tilchmann, an occupational name for someone who raised or tended trees, from Middle Low German telge ‘branch’, ‘young tree’, ‘seedling’.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press


Similar surnames: Hilgeman, Hillman, Eilerman, Tangeman, Willman, Sillman, Tishman

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Tilghman Family Origin

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Tilghman Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    24%
  • Laborer

    24%
  • Farm Laborer

    8%
  • Keeping House

    6%

In 1880, Farmer, Laborer and Farm Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Tilghman. The most common Tilghman occupation in the USA was Farmer. 24% of Tilghman's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Tilghman family was Keeping House.

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Tilghman Historical Records

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Tilghman Life Expectancy

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