Explore the history and stories of Tickle & Tickell families across the world

AMONG THE TICKLE TREES

RESEARCHING TICKLE & TICKELL FAMILIES WORLDWIDE


This website is part of a one-name study of  the surnames Tickle and Tickell. If you are one of us, welcome to the site!

A one-name study aims to research all occurrences of a surname, wherever it is found, as opposed to looking at a single family tree or one person’s ancestors. I’m interested in where families with the surname Tickle or Tickell came from, what they did, which parts of the world they moved to, and whether different family lines are connected in the past.

There are two distinct sources of the surname – some Tickles have English ancestors, while others have German ones. The German line, as far as I’m aware, only exists in North America. These Tickles are the descendants of German immigrants whose original name was Digel. Tickles and Tickells whose ancestors were from England can also be found in North America, as well as Australia and possibly other countries.

A major focus of the site is stories about Tickle and Tickell families from the past. Do check out the blog – you can select it from the menu – or type a name or place in the search box at the bottom of this page to find what I’ve written about. If you have a story to share about your ancestors, please get in touch with me.

WHAT YOU’LL FIND ON THIS SITE

— Individuals

Read about interesting people, both from history and the modern day, who share the surname Tickle or Tickell. You’ll find a poet, a musician, authors, military men and preachers, sportspeople and academics.  Read more …

— Families

Check out the families that have been identified from early census and other  information. Are any of them your ancestors? Do you have a family you can add to the list? Read more …

— Stories

In my blog I tell stories about Tickles and where they came from. If you sign up to follow the blog, you’ll be notified whenever I add new information. If you have a family story to tell, please get in touch.  Read more …

— Genealogy

Explore the records in the genealogy part of the site. You can search for people that appear in your tree. This is most definitely ‘work in progress‘ and may contain errors so please let me know if you spot any! Read more …

— DNA Project

Using DNA it’s possible to find connections with others going way back beyond paper records. Find out how to participate in the DNA project here. Read more …

— Data Tables

You’ll find census and other data pulled from various sources that may help you discover ancestors whose name was mis-transcribed in online sources. Read more …

FEATURED BLOG POSTS


If you’re new to the site, I suggest you start by taking a look at the blog. You can select it from the menu above, or here are a couple of posts to start you off.

German emigrants boarding a ship
Journey to America

The story of the Digels who emigrated from Württemberg in Germany to settle in the New World.

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Beer house in England
A Den of Thieves

The early life of Peter Tickle from Manchester who later emigrated to Queensland, Australia.

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