This is an ancient English surname of great complexity. It is recorded in a very large number of spelling forms including: Tattersall, Tattershall, Tattershaw, Tattersill, Tattersdill, Tetterell, Tettersell, Tetsall, Tittersell, Tittershill, Totterell, and Tatarshall, it is of locational origins from a place in Lincolnshire called Tattershall. This village is recorded as Tateshale in the famous Domesday Book of 1086, and as Tatesala in a survey of that county in 1115, the derivation being from the Olde English pre 7th Century personal name 'Tathere', and the element 'hale', which normally means a remote valley. The surname being locational is a "from" name. That is to say a name that was given to people after they left their original homes, as the way to identify a stranger was to call him or sometimes her, by the name of the place from whence they came. Spelling being at best erratic, and local dialects very thick, lead to the development of variant spellings. Even as early as the year 1298 the name is recorded in the London charters as de Tateshale, Tatteshall or Tatersale, but the epicentre is probably the cxounty of Lancashire, and particularly the area of the towns of Bury, Bolton and Burnley. Early examples in the surviving church registers include Thomas Tattershall who married Mary Oswell at Freiston, Lincolnshire, on December 17th 1561, Edwarde Tattersall, who was christened at St Michael's Church, Cornhill, in the city of London in 1585, and Thomas Titterells at St Mary Whitechapel, Stepney, on March 20th 1627. The first recorded spelling of the family name is believed to be that of Hugo de Tateshal. This was dated 1191, in the Pipe Rolls of Lincolnshire, during the reign of King Richard 1st of England, known as Richard the Lionheart 1189 - 1199. Throughout the centuries, surnames in every country have continued to "develop" often leading to astonishing variants of the original spelling.

Surnames reference. 2013.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • Tattershall — infobox UK place static country = England latitude= 53.1046 longitude= 0.1895 official name= Tattershall population = shire district= East Lindsey shire county = Lincolnshire region= East Midlands constituency westminster= post town= LINCOLN… …   Wikipedia

  • Tattershall — 53°6′15″N 0°11′27″O / 53.10417, 0.19083 Tattershall …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Tattershall Castle (Lincolnshire) — Tattershall Castle is a castle in Tattershall, Lincolnshire, England, north east of Sleaford, and in the care of the National Trust.The castle was built in 1434 by Ralph, 3rd Lord Cromwell, Lord Treasurer of England, on the site of a previous… …   Wikipedia

  • Tattershall Castle — may refer to:* Tattershall Castle (Lincolnshire), a castle in Lincolnshire, England * PS Tattershall Castle , a streamer permanently moored in the River Thames in central London …   Wikipedia

  • Tattershall College — was a grammar school in Tattershall, Lincolnshire. The college was established in 1439 and the building which still stands today was constructed between 1454 and 1460. This was built by Lord Cromwell for the education of the church choristers and …   Wikipedia

  • Tattershall railway station — was a station in Tattershall, Lincolnshire. It is no longer in operation. [British Railways Atlas.1947. p.17] Former Services References …   Wikipedia

  • PS Tattershall Castle — The PS Tattershall Castle is now moored on the River Thames at the Embankment, and is used as a floating pub and restaurant. It was recently refitted at a cost of several million pounds.The steamer was built in 1934 as a passenger ferry on the… …   Wikipedia

  • Horncastle Canal — The Horncastle Canal was a broad canal which ran 11 miles from the River Witham to Horncastle in Lincolnshire, England, [Jane Cumberlidge, (1998), Inland Waterways of Great Britain , Imray Laurie Norie and Wilson, ISBN 0 85288 355 2] ] through 12 …   Wikipedia

  • Woodhall Spa — infobox UK place country = England official name= Woodhall Spa latitude= 53.1515 longitude= 0.2183 map type= Lincolnshire os grid reference= TF196631 population = 3,657 (2001 census) shire district= East Lindsey shire county = Lincolnshire region …   Wikipedia

  • Dogdyke — Coordinates: 53°04′58″N 0°11′39″W / 53.082705°N 0.19421943°W / 53.082705; 0.19421943 …   Wikipedia

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”

We are using cookies for the best presentation of our site. Continuing to use this site, you agree with this.