When Letitia Tye was christened on 12 July 1742, in Penshurst, Kent, England, United Kingdom, her father, Edward Peerless, was 43 and her mother, Letitia Tye, was 27. She married William Best on 2 June 1765. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 3 daughters. She was buried in Chiddingstone, Kent, England, United Kingdom.
English (mainly Kent): from Middle English tye, teghe, teye ‘enclosed piece of land; large area of common pasture’ (Old English tēag, tīege). The surname may be topographic, for someone who lived on or near such a piece of land, or habitational, from a place so named, such as Teigh (Rutland) or Great, Little, and Marks Tey (Essex).
North German: from a short form, Tide, of the personal name Dietrich .
Chinese: variant Romanization of the surname 鄭, probably representing its Teochew, Hokkien, or Taiwanese pronunciation. See Zheng 1.
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