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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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  • Agricultural Labourer

    4%
  • Farmer

    3%
  • Labourer

    3%
  • Coal Miner

    2%

In 1881, Agricultural Labourer, Farmer and Labourer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Tilley. The most common Tilley occupation in the UK was Agricultural Labourer. 4% of Tilley's were Agricultural Labourers. A less common occupation for the Tilley family was Coal Miner.

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Tilley Historical Records

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Tilley Life Expectancy

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