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Origins of the Tilley surname

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About the Tilleys

We have a total number of 46688 records for people with the last name Tilley.

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Where do most Tilleys live?

In 1921, most Tilleys lived in London.


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Interesting facts about Tilleys

How common is your surname?

You have a rare surname! It's not in the top 1000 UK surnames!

We have 41,200 records for the Tilley surname. The oldest one dates back to 1538.

Who were Tilleys most likely to marry?

Smiths

&

Browns

Our Marriage record sets tell us which families married Tilleys.

What are the most common Tilley first names?

  • John
  • William
  • Elizabeth
  • Mary

Our birth record sets tell us the names of Tilley family members

Common jobs for Tilleys

Men and women often performed different types of jobs, so these are displayed by gender to maintain their historical accuracy.

Common Female occupations for Tilleys in 1921
Dressmaker

164

Laundress

119

Domestic Servant

83

General Servant Domestic

76

Tailoress

73

Common Male occupations for Tilleys in 1921
Agricultural Labourer

161

General Labourer

160

Coal Miner

121

Farm Labourer

105

Carpenter

100

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