This most interesting name is of Anglo-Saxon origin, and is a locational name from either of two places, one called Tickhill, near Rotherham in Yorkshire, which was recorded as "Tichehilla" in 1150 in the Lincoln Register of Antiquities, and Ticknall, near Ashby-de-la-Zouch in Derbyshire, which was called "Ticenheale" in 1002 in the Anglo-Saxon Wills. The former placename is composed of the Olde English personal name "Tica", and the Olde English "hyll", hill, while the latter derives from the Olde English "ticce(n)", kid, and "halh", a nook or remote valley.Locational surnames were developed when former inhabitants of a place moved to another area, usually to seek work, and were best identified by the name of their birthplace. Edmundus Tyckell, son of Johis Tyckell, was christened on May 6th 1565 at All Saints, Derby; while Debor and Hellen, children of Richard Tyckle, were christened on June 18th 1587, and November 17th 1588, respectively, at St. Giles Cripplegate, London. Thomas Tincknell was christened at Bridewell Hospital Chapel, London, on February 25th 1706. The first recorded spelling of the family name is shown to be that of William de Tikehill, which was dated 1175, in the "Pipe Rolls of Yorkshire", during the reign of King Henry 11, known as "The Builder of Churches", 1154 - 1189. Surnames became necessary when governments introduced personal taxation. In England this was known as Poll Tax. Throughout the centuries, surnames in every country have continued to "develop" often leading to astonishing variants of the original spelling.
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