from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- Tilly, Count of. Title of Johann Tserclaas. 1559-1632. Flemish field marshal during the Thirty Years' War.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- proper n. A diminutive of the female given name Matilda.
- proper n. A surname.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Having the character of till or boulder-clay: as, soil resting on a tilly bed.
From Matilda. (Wiktionary)
Habitational surname from places in France named Tilly, brought to England by the Normans. The surname may also have other origins, including a matronymic from Matilda. (Wiktionary)