The "Single" Name

Titterington and Titherington are the dominant modern day versions of a name that has had a host of versions dating from the days when illiterate farm workers spoke their name and the parish priest wrote it down as best he could in the church register of baptisms, marriages or burials. The International Genealogical Index groups these two versions with many others ( 97 and counting... ) under the Titterington banner.

The name has been registered with the Guild of One Name Studies. The versions Titterington, Titherington, Tidderington, Tittrington Tetterington and Tytterington have been registered, but there are many more which are close phonetically.

Other members of the Guild are studying Titterton (Tetryngton, Teturton, Tidderton) and Tittensor (Titensor, Tittenson, Tittensor, Titson, Titsor)

There is also a website for the Tissington family. They trace their ancestry back to the same area of Cheshire around Prestbury and Tytherington, as the Titteringtons and Titheringtons. Indeed, they see Titterington as a spelling variant of their family name. Their line is via Jordan de Titherington 1250 on the Book of Rolls and thence to Edward Tissington on the Yorkshire Poll Tax returns of 1379.

Site Contents

Page Contents
Origins of the name Geographical origin and the earliest references.
Achievements Notes on Titteringtons and Titheringtons who have achieved more than most
Resources Lists the range of records from which Titterington/Titherington data have been copied
Families Summarises the major family groups that have been found
Research How to contact us to see if your Titteringtons or Titheringtons link to any of our groups
Biography Brief biographies of Alan and Bob
Picture Gallery Pictures of People and Places.
DNA Testing A brief 'tutorial' on DNA testing for a One Name Study and details of results to date.
News Progress report for the last year.
Trail 2005 Photos from the Titterington Trail on 29 Mar 2005.
Trail 2006 The story and photographs from the Titterington Trail which took place on 18 April 2006.
Trail 2007 The story and photographs from the Titterington Trail which took place on 10 April 2007.
Trail 2008 The story and photographs from the Titterington Trail which took place on 25 March 2008.
Trail 2009 Use this link to see the details.
Trail 2010 The story and photographs from the Titterington Trail which took place on 6 April 2010.

Can you help?

Our strengths lie across the Titterington/Titherington heartlands in England. We have made less progress in Northern Ireland, Scotland, the USA, Canada, Australia, New Zealand and South Africa. If you live in one of these areas and would like to collaborate on a long term basis with Alan and Bob they would be delighted to hear from you. Please contact either Alan or Bob.

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This site was last updated on 30 May 2010 (Version 7.7).