Tunstall History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms 

Early Origins of the Tunstall family

The surname Tunstall was first found in Lancashire, at Tunstall, a parish, in the union of Lancaster, hundred of Lonsdale south of the Sands. "This is the Tunestalle of the Domesday Survey. It was early held by a family of the local name, a member of which, Sir Bryan Tunstall, was killed in the battle of Flodden-Field, and is called in Sir Walter Scott's Marmion, 'the Stainless Knight.' The family occupied Thurland Castle, a place of great antiquity, restored by the present, proprietor." [1] In 1402 Sir Thomas Tunstall founded the stone castle, when King Henry IV granted him a licence to crenellate. He also rebuilt the local church. In the Civil War, the castle was almost demolished in the siege of 1643, when being held for the King, by Sir John Girlington.

Important Dates for the Tunstall family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Tunstall research. Another 74 words (5 lines of text) covering the years 1474, 1559, 1616, 1929, 1644 and 1693 are included under the topic Early Tunstall History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Tunstall Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Tonstall, Tunstall and others.

Early Notables of the Tunstall family (pre 1700)

Notables of the family at this time include Cuthbert Tunstall (1474-1559), twice Bishop of Durham, England in the 16th century; Thomas Tunstall (executed 1616), English Roman Catholic priest, Catholic martyr, beatified in 1929. He descended from the Tunstalls of Thurland Castle, who subsequently moved to Scargill, Yorkshire. "The...
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Tunstall migration to the United States

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Tunstall Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
  • Edward Tunstall, who landed in Virginia in 1637 [2]
  • Robert Tunstall, who landed in Virginia in 1650 [2]
  • Josh Tunstall, who arrived in America in 1699
Tunstall Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Ann Tunstall, who landed in New York in 1835 [2]
  • Edmund Tunstall, who arrived in New York in 1835 [2]
  • James Tunstall, who arrived in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1876 [2]
  • Mrs. Theo Tunstall, aged 32, who landed in America, in 1893
  • Thomas Tunstall, aged 23, who immigrated to the United States from Maryport, in 1898
Tunstall Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
  • Aaron Tunstall, aged 61, who landed in America, in 1906
  • Esther Hannah Tunstall, aged 24, who settled in America from England, in 1908
  • Fred Tunstall, aged 34, who landed in America from Bolton, England, in 1909
  • John Henry Tunstall, aged 27, who landed in America from Liverpool, England, in 1909
  • Wilfred Tunstall, aged 7, who immigrated to America from Bolton, England, in 1910
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Tunstall migration to Australia

Emigration to Australia followed the First Fleets of convicts, tradespeople and early settlers. Early immigrants include:

Tunstall Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
  • Thomas Tunstall, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Navarino" in 1849 [3]

Tunstall migration to New Zealand

Emigration to New Zealand followed in the footsteps of the European explorers, such as Captain Cook (1769-70): first came sealers, whalers, missionaries, and traders. By 1838, the British New Zealand Company had begun buying land from the Maori tribes, and selling it to settlers, and, after the Treaty of Waitangi in 1840, many British families set out on the arduous six month journey from Britain to Aotearoa to start a new life. Early immigrants include:

Tunstall Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
  • Agnes Tunstall, who arrived in Lyttelton, New Zealand aboard the ship "Blairgowrie" in 1875

Contemporary Notables of the name Tunstall (post 1700)

  • Whitmell P. Tunstall (1810-1854), American politician
  • John Tunstall (1853-1878), American (New Mexico) rancher of Lincoln County War fame
  • Marmaduke Tunstall (1743-1790), English ornithologist and collector, born in 1743 at Burton Constable, Yorkshire, second son of Cuthbert Constable (who had changed his name from Tunstall on inheriting property in 1718) [4]
  • James Tunstall (1708-1762), English cleric and classical scholar from Richmond, Yorkshire, son of James Tunstall, an attorney at Richmond
  • William Tunstall, English footballer who played in the 1903-1904 season
  • Squadron Leader Peter "Pete" Tunstall (1918-2013), English pilot and famous World War II prisoner of war who escaped four times for which he holds the record for the most time spent by an Allied POW in solitary confinement
  • Fred Tunstall (1897-1971), English footballer
  • Cuthbert Tunstall (1474-1559), English prelate
  • Arthur Tunstall OBE (1922-2016), Australian and international sport administrator, inducted into the Australia Hall of Fame
  • Matthew "Matt" Tunstall, Scottish professional rugby league footballer
  • ... (Another 1 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Historic Events for the Tunstall family

Empress of Ireland
  • Mr. Bertram Tunstall, British 4th Officer from United Kingdom who worked aboard the Empress of Ireland and died in the sinking [5]
  • Mr. Harry Tunstall, British Assistant Steward from United Kingdom who worked aboard the Empress of Ireland and died in the sinking [5]

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Citations

  1. ^ Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
  2. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  3. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) NAVARINO 1849. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1849Navarino.htm
  4. ^ Wikisource contributors. "Dictionary of National Biography, 1885-1900." Wikisource . Wikisource , 4 Jun. 2018. Web. 30 Jan. 2019
  5. ^ Commemoration Empress of Ireland 2014. (Retrieved 2014, June 17) . Retrieved from http://www.empress2014.ca/seclangen/listepsc1.html
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