Meaning and Origin of: Tilley

Family name origins & meanings

  • English : variant spelling of Tilly.
  • English : habitational name from Tilley in Shropshire, named from Old English telga ‘branch’, ‘bough’ + lēah ‘wood’, ‘clearing’.
  • English : occupational name for a husbandman, Middle English tilie (Old English tilia, a primary derivative of tilian ‘to till or cultivate’).
  • English : from the medieval female personal name Tilly, a pet form of Till.