This very unusual surname is of Anglo-Saxon origin, and is an English locational name from Titterington, also spelt Tytherington, a town in the parish of Prestbury, Cheshire. The placename, recorded as "Tederinton", circa 1250 in the Pipe Rolls of that county, is so called from the Olde English pre 7th Century "tun", a farm or settlement, "ing", the people of, and "Tidhere", a personal name of uncertain etymology; hence "the settlement of Tidhere's people". There is also a Tytherington in Gloucestershire recorded as "Tidrentune" in the Domesday Book of 1086, and another in Wiltshire near Heytesbury, recorded as "Tuderinton" in the 1242 Fine Court Rolls of Wiltshire. However, the Cheshire place is believed to be the primary source of the surname which first appears on record at the end of the 13th Century. Other early recordings include; William de Tyveryngton, registered as a Freeman of York in 1318, and John de Tyderynton, vicar of Sandback in 1356. In the "modern" idiom the name also appears as Titherington and Titrignton. On November 9th 1569, John Titterington married Jone Lymforthe in Prestbury, Cheshire. The first recorded spelling of the family name is shown to be that of Jordan de Tyderinton, which was dated 1291, in "Records of East Cheshire", during the reign of King Edward 1, "known as The Hammer of the Scots", 1272 - 1307. 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.