Transferred use of the surname, in origin an occupational name for a tiler (an agent derivative of Old English tigele ‘tile’, from Latin tegula ‘covering’). John Tyler (1790–1862) was the tenth president of the United States. As a girl's name, it was in regular use in North America by the 1980s and soon after spread to other parts of the English-speaking world.
German: status name for a village headman, from a contracted form of Middle High German schultheize. The term originally denoted a man responsible for collecting dues and paying them to the lord of the manor; it is a compound of sculd(a) ‘debt’, ‘due’ + a derivative of heiz(z)an ‘to command’. The surname is also established in Scandinavia.