Does anybody know for sure where the Ticer name comes from?All I've been able to determine is that Tiser in French means "to stoke" as to fuel a fire. (Tyson is a nickname in england for someone with a fiery temper.)Tisser or Tissier in French is an occupational name for a Weaver.In england, Tye is a topographic name for someone who lived by a common pasture, a river or island.Hence Tice, Teece: Tiecia 1148 Winton (Ha); Tiecia Ramona 1203 Cur (Sf); Adam Tice 1206 P(Ha); John Tece 1279 RH(c); John Tyse (1486)...etc.
Why is the name so rare?Checkin phone directories (via the internet) there are 72 listings of Ticer in Texas, 35 in Tennesee, 29 in Illinois, 23 in Oklahoma, 16 in Alabama, 13 in Virginia, 12 in Oregon and so on.Of the spelling Tycer, there are 32 listed in Louisiana, 21 in Oregon, 9 in California, etc.Of Tyser, 21 in Nebraska, 8 in Wyoming, etc.Tiser has 44 listings in Louisana, and thats about it.Oddly enough, SC, where IU have traced my roots, has only 2 listins (same address in Charleston) of Ticer.NC has only 1 Ticer but 70 Tysor, which is rare everywhee else.Iowa has 37 Tisor.
Oddly enough, the name seems to be more rare in Europe.In the UK, there are 10 listings of Tyser, 9 of Tycer, 5 of Ticer, 4 of Tysor and 1 each of the other.There are 4 Tiser enterprises in Italy.Hungary does have 8 Tiser but thats about it.More common is the names Tisseran and Tisserand.In France, there are too many to list.
I wrote to a Tycer and a Tyser in England and have not gotten a response.I wrote to a couple listings in Germantown Tennesse to see if thee is a history there but have not gotten a response.There is a possibility some Ticers could have been Quakers from England (via Ireland).My dad said some Ticers are or were Quakers.The Mormans supoosedly have the records.Hope to find them when I visit Salt Lake, Utah some day.Hope someone has more info they don't mind passing on.