The 'Tilroe' family name is a rather obscure one, but has been traced back to one Abraham van Tyelroe, circa 1620. This seems to be a residence name referring to the Belgium village of Tielrode (now Tielrode-Temse) in East Flanders (Oost Vlanderen), situated 20 km SW of Antwerp, and is one of the oldest settlements in the Waasland region of Belgium.

We believe that during the Spanish conquest of the Netherlands between 1570 and 1640, protestant residents from this village fled to the island of Walcheren which is now part of the province of Zeeland of the Netherlands. Consequently, the Tilroe name is most dominant in this area.

Various historical spellings of Tilroe include:
Tilro, Tilroo, Tijlroe, Tielro, Tielroo, Tielroe, Tilroij, Tielroy, Tielrooij, Tielrooy, Tilderoe, van Tielroij, van Tielroe, van Tilro, van Tielro,
and others to come as they are uncovered.

The oldest known spelling is "Tigelroda" referring to the village itself. An etymological analysis for the name "Tielrode" can be found at the link "Tielrode: de naam" below, which was not authored by me.


I'm also researching my other ancestors:
- Kotscherofski/Kotschorowski (Vohlynia, Russia; was possibly German 'Enders');
- Gwiazdowski (Poland);
- Schleicher, Schadt (Novi Banovchi, Yugoslavia/former Austian-Hungarian Empire);
- Reijmerink, Harthoorn, Oord (Holland, & Zeeland, Netherlands);
for starters.

The Tilroe Genealogy Site
Updated April 9, 2005

Vince Tilroe
3407 48 Street NW
Edmonton, Alberta T6L 3R2
Canada
+1-780-428-3168
genealogy@tilroe.ca

Edit Your Page

Related Links

 
Created with Family Tree Maker

The content shown on this page has been submitted by a Genealogy.com customer, and is not subject to verification by Genealogy.com. Neither Genealogy.com nor its affiliates are responsible for the accuracy of any information contained on this page. The opinions expressed on this page are the author's alone and not the opinions of Genealogy.com.

Home | Help | About Us | Site Index | Terms of Service | PRIVACY
© 2009 Ancestry.com