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  • Ada Demarius Tilley (1880 - 1965)
    Ada Demarius Tilley BIRTH 15 Nov 1880 Orange County, North Carolina, USA DEATH 24 Aug 1965 (aged 84) Chapel Hill, Orange County, North Carolina, USA BURIAL Bethel Baptist Church Cemetery Chapel Hill T...
  • Adelaide Tilley (1895 - 1982)
    Addie Umstead Tilley BIRTH 14 Jul 1895 DEATH 13 Mar 1982 (aged 86) BURIAL Wesleyan Chapel United Methodist Cemetery Scotts Hill, Pender County, North Carolina, USA MEMORIAL ID 32588471 · View SourceME...
  • Adolphus William Tilley (1907 - 1959)
    Birth: Jul. 26, 1907 Death: Feb. 12, 1959Burial: Mount Bethel Methodist Church Cemetery Bahama Durham County North Carolina, USAEdit Virtual Cemetery info [?]Created by: Georgia Record added: Dec 31,...
  • Adolphus Pleasant Tilley (1878 - 1971)
    Adolphus Pleasant Tilley BIRTH 3 Aug 1878 North Carolina, USA DEATH 13 Oct 1971 (aged 93) Durham, Durham County, North Carolina, USA BURIAL Maplewood Cemetery Durham, Durham County, North Carolina, US...
  • Adolphus Linwood Tilley, Sr. (1868 - 1944)
    Adolphus Linwood Tilley, Sr BIRTH 16 Jul 1868 DEATH 3 Apr 1944 (aged 75) BURIAL Mount Sylvan Methodist Church Cemetery Lebanon Township, Durham County, North Carolina, USA PLOT MEMORIAL ID 18587055 ·...

About the Tilley surname

The name of Tilley is said to be of Norman origin, and derived from the village of Tilly in the department of Clavados in Normandy. It was undoubtedly taken into England at the time of the Conquest in 1066. It was found on ancient records in the various forms of Tylly, Tilli, Tillie, Tylye, Tilly, and Tilley, of which the last is the most generally accepted form in the US.

Families of this name were found at early dates in the English counties of Somerset, Dorset, Devon, York, Cornwell, and London. They were, for the most part, of the landed gentry and yeoman of Great Britain. It is said that the English families of the Tilley name trace their descent from a Norman knight, who followed William the Conqueror in the invasion of England, and was rewarded for his services by grants of land in England.

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