Tilley Family History
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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