When John Tye was born on 16 May 1787, in Cranford, Northamptonshire, England, United Kingdom, his father, William Tye, was 42 and his mother, Sarah Hodgskin, was 30. He married Ester Askew on 14 September 1817, in Cranford St Andrew, Northamptonshire, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 7 daughters. He died on 17 October 1838, at the age of 51.
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.
(The following was copied from the hand writing of Jesse Tye.) Filmore, Millard County, Utah, 22 March, 1896. Concerning a short record and statement of myself and others of my family to preserv …