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Dinstel Early Origins



The surname Dinstel 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]CITATION[CLOSE]
Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
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.

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Dinstel Spelling Variations


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Dinstel Spelling Variations



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

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Dinstel Early History


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Dinstel Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Dinstel research. Another 147 words (10 lines of text) covering the years 1474, 1559, 1616, 1929, 1644, 1675 and 1693 are included under the topic Early Dinstel History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Dinstel Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Dinstel Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 47 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Dinstel Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Martha Tonstall, who settled in Virginia in 1636; Josh Tunstall, who arrived in America in 1699.

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Motto


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Motto



The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.

Motto: Droit
Motto Translation: Right.


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