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Where did the English Tinch family come from? What is the English Tinch family crest and coat of arms? When did the Tinch family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Tinch family history?The Tinch surname comes form the Old French word "tenche," which was a type of freshwater fish; as such it is thought to have evolved from a nickname.
Before the last few hundred years, the English language had no fast system of spelling rules. For that reason, spelling variations are commonly found in early Anglo-Saxon surnames. Over the years, many variations of the name Tinch were recorded, including Tench, Tenche, Tenches, Tenge, Tange, Tanch and others.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Tinch research. Another 217 words(16 lines of text) covering the years 1550, 1628, 1712, and 1715 are included under the topic Early Tinch History in all our PDF Extended History products.
More information is included under the topic Early Tinch Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.
Some of the Tinch family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 45 words(3 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products.
To escape oppression and starvation at that time, many English families left for the "open frontiers" of the New World with all its perceived opportunities. In droves people migrated to the many British colonies, those in North America in particular, paying high rates for passages in cramped, unsafe ships. Although many of the settlers did not make the long passage alive, those who did see the shores of North America perceived great opportunities before them. Many of the families that came from England went on to make essential contributions to the emerging nations of Canada and the United States. Research into various historical records revealed some of first members of the Tinch family emigrate to North America:
Tinch Settlers in the United States in the 17th Century
The Tinch Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Tinch Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.
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