Dunstall History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
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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." 
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.
Early History of the Dunstall family
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Dunstall Spelling Variations
Spelling variations of this family name include: Tonstall, Tunstall and others.
Early Notables of the Dunstall 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 family remained staunch Roman Catholics, and several of...
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Dunstall migration to Australia +
Emigration to Australia
followed the First Fleets
of convicts, tradespeople and early settlers. Early immigrants include:
Dunstall Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
- James Dunstall, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Phoebe" in 1846 
- Walter Dunstall, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Phoebe" in 1846 
- William Dunstall, aged 27, a labourer, who arrived in South Australia in 1851 aboard the ship "Oregon" 
- Mary Dunstall, aged 17, a domestic servant, who arrived in South Australia in 1851 aboard the ship "Oregon" 
Dunstall 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:
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
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 +
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 Translation: Right.