Tidwell Family History & Genealogy

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Tidwell Last Name History & Origin

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Updated Sep 13, 2017

History

From informal reading over many years, it appears the surname Tidwell comes from high in the Pennine Mountain range in northern Midlands of England.  There is a very old town there named Tidewill.  Supposedly, the name derives from a Saxon chief named Tidi, dating to the 8th century or so.  the word "well" in place names literally means water well.  There are abundant, powerful, cold artesian wells in the Pennines.  Local chiefs would claim one and the surrounding region as their territory.  So it is loosely Tidi's Well.  I've been to Tidewell, and it's a lovely old settlement.
 

Name Origin

As written above, the name literally means Tidi's Well.  It is spelled many different ways over the centuries.  Tidewell, Tiddeswell, Tideswall, Tyddeswell, and so forth.  There are many nearby towns with similar names...all referring to the artesian well bubbling up with life-giving pure water -- Bakewell, Blackwell, etc.

Spellings & Pronunciations

Tidwell, Tidewell, Tidwall, Tidewall, Tydwell, Tyddeswell, Tyddeswall...there may be more.

Nationality & Ethnicity

The name Tidwell comes from high in the Pennine Mountain range in northern Midlands of [external link] Derbyshire.  It is alledged to be from a Saxon chief named Tidi, who settled there in the 8th century or about that time. It's English in origin.  Typical of English midlands, of Saxon orgin.  There were persons of our more recent history who came from France with William the Conqueror, and were rewarded with manors and lands.

Famous People named Tidwell

There were three Tidwell brothers who came to the Virginia Colony in about 1650.  They had "plantations" along the Yeocomico River.  They may have been locally famous as early settlers, successful planters, and community members.

Early Tidwells

These are the earliest records we have of the Tidwell family.

1854 - 1860
1865 - 1922
1839 - 1898
around 1855 - Unknown
around 1855 - Unknown
around 1855 - Unknown
around 1855 - Unknown
around 1855 - Unknown
around 1860 - Unknown
around 1897 - Unknown

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Tidwell Family Members

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Most Common First Names

Sample of 20 Tidwell Biographies

Unknown - Unknown
Mar 5, 1924 - October 1986
Jan 12, 1901 - May 1977
Sep 2, 1919 - Nov 17, 1994
May 25, 1960 - Dec 28, 1986
May 28, 1927 - Oct 28, 1987
Sep 12, 1923 - April 1984
Jul 25, 1915 - February 1996
Jul 1, 1887 - April 1980
Sep 10, 1919 - Aug 6, 2008
Aug 21, 1914 - Mar 2, 1990
Dec 15, 1919 - Feb 8, 1994
May 28, 1930 - Mar 7, 1998
Nov 24, 1912 - Jan 1, 2000
around 1971 - Unknown
around 1945 - Unknown
around 1963 - Unknown
around 1966 - Unknown
around 1923 - Unknown
around 1906 - Unknown

Tidwell Death Records & Life Expectancy

The average age of a Tidwell family member is 70.5 years old according to our database of 7,532 people with the last name Tidwell that have a birth and death date listed.

Life Expectancy

70.5 years

Oldest Tidwells

These are the longest-lived members of the Tidwell family on AncientFaces.

Feb 23, 1884 - Nov 19, 1988
104 years
Nov 6, 1899 - Nov 21, 2002
103 years
Feb 6, 1894 - Dec 9, 1997
103 years
Nov 22, 1883 - April 1987
103 years
May 5, 1904 - Jun 7, 2006
102 years
Aug 29, 1889 - Mar 6, 1992
102 years
Sep 28, 1897 - May 24, 2000
102 years
Jun 30, 1892 - Aug 28, 1993
101 years
Jan 4, 1902 - Apr 3, 2003
101 years
Nov 5, 1890 - April 1992
101 years

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