Tilghman Family History

14-Day Free Trial

GIVE ME ACCESS

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

Ready to discover your family story?

Simply start with yourself and we'll do the searching for you.

Tilghman Family Origin

Where is the Tilghman family from?

SHOW MORE

Tilghman Family Occupations

What did your Tilghman ancestors do for a living?

Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Tilghman ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

SHOW MORE
  • Farmer

    24%
  • Laborer

    24%
  • Farm Laborer

    8%
  • Keeping House

    6%

United States shown, England data unavailable

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

Source: Census data for Tilghman | Data not to scale

Tilghman Historical Records

What Tilghman family records will you find?

Census records can give you a fascinating window into the day-to-day lives of your Tilghman ancestors - like hours worked per week, level of education, veteran status, employers, and more.

Search 1891 UK census records for Tilghman

Solve your own mystery as you explore your history.

Tilghman Life Expectancy

What is the average Tilghman lifespan?

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Tilghman ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

SHOW MORE

United States

Famous Tilghman Family

Is anyone famous hiding in your tree?

SHOW MORE
Frank Lloyd Wright1867 - 1959 (91)
Nikola Tesla1856 - 1943 (86)
James Dean1931 - 1955 (24)
Martin Luther King, Jr.1929 - 1968 (39)
Frank Lloyd Wright1867 - 1959 (91)
Nikola Tesla1856 - 1943 (86)
James Dean1931 - 1955 (24)

Amelia Earhart1897 - 1939 (41)
Audrey Hepburn1929 - 1993 (63)
Abraham Lincoln1809 - 1865 (56)
Ella Fitzgerald1918 - 1996 (78)
Amelia Earhart1897 - 1939 (41)
Audrey Hepburn1929 - 1993 (63)
Abraham Lincoln1809 - 1865 (56)
Look up another name