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Tilley Name Meaning

variant spelling of Tilly. habitational name from Tilley in Shropshire, named from Old English telga ‘branch’, ‘bough’ + leah ‘wood’, ‘clearing’. occupational name for a husbandman, Middle English tilie (Old English tilia, a primary derivative of tilian ‘to till or cultivate’). from the medieval female personal name Tilly, a pet form of Till.

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


Similar surnames: Tiller, Willey, Titley, Tilly, Cilley, Lilly, Pilley, Dilley, Tolley

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Tilley Family Origin

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Tilley Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    47%
  • Laborer

    6%
  • Keeping House

    5%
  • Carpenter

    3%

In 1880, the most common Tilley occupation in the USA was Farmer. 47% of Tilley's were Farmers. Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Tilley. A less common occupation for the Tilley family was Carpenter.

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Tilley Historical Records

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Tilley Life Expectancy

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