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Type Surname (from location)
Usage English
Pronounced Pron. til-slee  [key·IPA]
Other Forms FormsTillesley, Tilleslie, Tilleslee, Tillesly, Tillsley, Tileslie, Tilesley, Tilesley, Tyllesley, Tylesley, Tyleslie, Tillersley, Tyllerslie, Tilsley, Tylsley, Tylsly

Meaning & History

Derived from the place name Tyldesley, which in turn derives from Old English personal name Tīlweald with the suffix lēah “clearing, meadow”. Notable bearers of this name include Canadian salvationist and writer Bramwell Tillsley, as well as Welsh poet and Archdruid of the National Eisteddfod of Wales Gwilym Tilsley known under his bardic name of "Tilsli".

Additionally, this surname is used in Coronation Street, notably for the fictional characters Ivy Tilsley, Brian Tilsley and Nick Tilsley.
Added 12/19/2023 by Linguist56