Last Name TILLEY


Meaning Local: From Tilly, a village in the deprtment of Calvados in Normandy. Also could be a pet name of Matilda.
Origin English, Jewish, Belgian, Hungarian

Rank 2,143 (2000 US census) 1,955 (1990 US census)
Count 15,560 (2000 US census)

Race / ethnic distribution

The 2000 US Census claims that
  • 89.34%, or 13901 total occurrences, of those with this family name identified themselves as being white,
  • 6.83%, or 1063 total occurrences, as black,
  • 0.36%, or 56 total occurrences, as Asian and Pacific Islander,
  • 0.95%, or 148 total occurrences, as American Indian and Native Alaskan,
  • 1.32%, or 205 total occurrences, as two or more races, and
  • 1.2%, or 187 total occurrences, as Hispanic ethnic origin.

Shortest baby names

We analyzed the first names reported in the United States starting from the year 1880. There were no one character names. We did find 10 two character names.

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English surnames

English surnames can be divided into five classes: Baptisimal or Personal (first) names, local, official, and occupative surnames. Nicknames represent the last class. Practically there are only four classes, for it is often hard ti distinguish between occupation and offic...

Shortest last names

The 2000 USA census contains no surnames with ONE character. The shortest last names there have at least two characters in them. We found 175 of those. It does not mean that a one character name does not exist. The census data only contain surnames that occurred at lea...

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