Welcome to the Tickle Trees!

If you’re reading this, you were probably either born into, or married into, a family with the surname Tickle, Tickell, or another variant. Maybe you’ve wondered about your ancestors and the origin of the name? Or perhaps you are curious to learn more about other people who’ve carried the same surname?

I hope this site will help you to find answers to your questions. But … some of it is up to you! There are over 6,000 people in the world carrying the name Tickle or Tickell, and we are probably not all related. So, in order to build a more complete picture, can you contribute to the information?

The Trees

The way the trees are shown will probably vary over time, but Im starting with these:

  • Tickle/Tickell families from Lancashire & Cheshire
  • Tickle/Tickell families from Devon & Cornwall

these include some families that later emigrated to the US, Canada, or Australia.

  • Tickle/Tickell families in the US with no known British Ancestry (some will have Gernan ancestors)
  • Miscellaneous Tickle/Tickell families – those with no known place of origin. Some may be from Ireland or Wales, for instance.

What Can You Find Here?

This site was started at the end of July 2018 so is still in its infancy. I’ve added details of some notable people bearing the name, and stories of two families – one in Liverpool, England, and the other in Galveston, USA.

I’m also gradually adding searchable data – births, census records etc.

In the Genealogy part, you can search for people by name and find their family tree. There aren’t that many names there yet – if you have a tree you can share please let me know.

This is a long-term project but if you sign up to receive emails you’ll be notified as new information is added.

Meanwhile please feel free to get in touch with me and tell me about your interest in the surnames involved.

A street in the area of Lancashire where many Tickles are to be found.