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since 1880
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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Tilghman

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Alt. Meaning

T is for tough, for you are not easily broken

I is for ideas, that you bring to life.

L is for look, the way you look at life.

G is for glow, the warmth of your smile.

H is for hero, as you appear to many.

M is for mild, your mild and gentle way.

A is for admirable, you certainly are!

N is for normal, step outside of the box!

Notable Persons With the Last Name Tilghman

Bill Tilghman was a buffalo hunter, saloon owner, deputy u.s. marshal, oklahoma state senator, oklahoma city police chief, film director, actor, oklahoma senate, oklahoma city, and oklahoma citypolice chief. He was most prominent from 1869 to 1924. Bill was given the name William Matthew Tilghman, Jr. on July 4th, 1854 in Fort Dodge, Iowa. He breathed his last breath on November 1st, 1924.


Sarah T. Hughes was a Member of the Texas House of Representatives, Judge of the Texas Fourteenth District Court, Judge of the United States District Court for the Northern District of Texas, Member of theTexas House of Representatives, and Judge of theUnited States District C. Sarah was given the name Sarah Tilghman on August 2nd, 1896. She died on April 23rd, 1985.


Shirley M. Tilghman is a President of Princeton University. Shirley was born on September 17th, 1946 in Toronto.


Lloyd Tilghman is a military person. His military service ended in 1836.


Tench Tilghman is a military person.


William Tilghman was a Chief Judge of the United States Circuit Court for the Third Circuit, Judge of the United States Circuit Court for the Third Circuit, and Judge of theUnited States Circuit Court for the Third Circuit. His career lasted from 1801 to 1802. William was born on August 12th, 1756 in Talbot County, Maryland. He passed away on April 29th, 1827.


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Popularity of Tilghman as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Tilghman U.S.
  White 52.99% 64.26%
  African American 42.35% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.28% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.32% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 1.92% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 2.14% 16.26%

Of Last Name Tilghman

People with the last name Tilghman are most frequently White or African American

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Fun Facts about the name Tilghman

  • How Popular is the name Tilghman? Tilghman is the 46,282nd most popular name of all time. As a last name Tilghman was the 11,250th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Tilghman have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 54 babies born with the first name Tilghman in the United States.
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Tilghman? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1915 when it was given as a first name to 8 new born babies.
  • When was Tilghman first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Tilghman is Saturday, August 1st, 1874.
  • What year had the most people named Tilghman born? The highest recorded use of the first name Tilghman was in 1922 with a total of 9 babies.
  • Weird things about the name Tilghman: Your name in reverse order is Namhglit. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Ngmlaiht. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Tilghman? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 2,810 people with the last name Tilghman.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Tilghman? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Tilghman as their last name since less than 1 person in 105k 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).
  • U.S. Social Security Administration: Popular Baby Names, Death Master File (public domain).
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