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Tichenor is a variant of Tickner, an English topographic surname for someone who lived at a crossroad or a fork in the road.. [1]

A more likely origin for the surname is that of a family located in 16th century Sussex whose name derives from the village of Itchenor, [2] near Chichester, previously named in Anglo Saxon, "Iccen Ora" which translates as "Icca's Landing Place." [3]

Notable people with the surname include:

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  1. Hanks, Patrick, ed. (2003). Dictionary of American Family Names: 3-Volume Set. Vol. 3. Oxford, UK: Oxford University Press. p. 475. ISBN   978-0-19-508137-4. OCLC   51655476 . Retrieved 17 January 2021.
  2. "Origin of Tichenor Family Name".
  3. "Lost medieval village on Chichester Harbour". 22 June 2010.