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Origin and Meaning of Tilbury

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Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
noun Til"bu*ry
A kind of gig or two-wheeled carriage, without a top or cover.

Etymology: Probably from Tilburyfort, in the Country of Essex, in England

Notable Persons With the Last Name Tilbury

Her most notable accomplishments were from 1917 to 1942. Zeffie was given the name Zeffie Agnes Lydia Tilbury on November 20th, 1863 in Paddington, Middlesex, England. She passed away on July 24th, 1950.


Peter was born Peter Tilbury on October 20th, 1945 in Redruth, Cornwall, England.


Birdengine is an experimental, freak folk, pop, and experimental music musician. He plays Casiotone. His most notable accomplishments were from 2005 to 2015. Birdengine was given the name Lawry Joseph Tilbury on July 10th, 1980 in Dorset, England. Birdengine is also known as Birdengine.


Craig Van Tilbury was a blues and rock musician, chess player, and chess. His career lasted from 1977 to 2010. Craig was born on July 30th, 1957 in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. He breathed his last breath on August 13th, 2010.


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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Tilbury U.S.
  White 92.47% 64.26%
  African American 0.00% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 1.28% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 3.69% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 2.41% 16.26%

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People with the last name Tilbury are most frequently White

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Fun Facts about the name Tilbury

  • How Popular is the name Tilbury? As a last name Tilbury was the 32,632nd most popular name in 2010.
  • When was the first name Tilbury first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the name Tilbury is Tuesday, June 25th, 1907.
  • How unique is the name Tilbury? From 1880 to 2017 less than 5 people per year have been born with the first name Tilbury. Hoorah! You are a unique individual.
  • Weird things about the name Tilbury: Your name in reverse order is Yrublit. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Lrtbuyi. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Tilbury? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 704 people with the last name Tilbury.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Tilbury? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Tilbury as their last name since less than 1 person in 417k people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!

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  • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
  • 1913 Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary via the Collaborative International Dictionary of English (License)
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