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Early Origins of the Dunstall family


The surname Dunstall 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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Early History of the Dunstall family

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Early History of the Dunstall family


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Dunstall Spelling Variations

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Dunstall Spelling Variations


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

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Early Notables of the Dunstall family (pre 1700)

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Early Notables of the Dunstall family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the Dunstall family to the New World and Oceana

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Migration of the Dunstall family to the New World and Oceana


Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Dunstall Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • James Dunstall, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Phoebe" in 1846 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) PHEOBE/PHOEBE 1845. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1846Phoebe.htm
  • Walter Dunstall, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Phoebe" in 1846 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) PHEOBE/PHOEBE 1845. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1846Phoebe.htm
  • William Dunstall, aged 27, a labourer, who arrived in South Australia in 1851 aboard the ship "Oregon" [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) The barque OREGON, 521 tons - 1851 voyage to South Australia. Retrieved http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1851Oregon.htm
  • Mary Dunstall, aged 17, a domestic servant, who arrived in South Australia in 1851 aboard the ship "Oregon" [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) The barque OREGON, 521 tons - 1851 voyage to South Australia. Retrieved http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1851Oregon.htm

Dunstall Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Harold Dunstall, aged 21, who arrived in Lyttelton, New Zealand aboard the ship "Apelles" in 1874
  • Harry Dunstall, who arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "British King" in 1883
  • Elsie Dunstall, who arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "British King" in 1883
  • Robert Dunstall, who arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "British King" in 1883
  • Walter Dunstall, who arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "British King" in 1883

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Contemporary Notables of the name Dunstall (post 1700)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Dunstall (post 1700)


  • Julia Dunstall (b. 1985), Canadian fashion model
  • Jason Hadfield Dunstall (b. 1964), retired Australian rules football player

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The Dunstall Motto

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The Dunstall 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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Citations

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Citations


  1. ^ Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
  2. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) PHEOBE/PHOEBE 1845. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1846Phoebe.htm
  3. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) The barque OREGON, 521 tons - 1851 voyage to South Australia. Retrieved http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1851Oregon.htm

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