Show ContentsTincher History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The ancestral home of the Tincher family is in the German state of Bavaria. The name Tincher is an occupational hereditary surname, a type of surname that was taken from a word describing or common to the profession of the original bearer. It is a name for a farmer or a dealer in spelt, which is a kind of wheat. Spelt, which is a derivative of the Old Germanic word Dinkel, was a grain like barley and wheat that was grown extensively in the German speaking states during the Middle Ages. Spelt was sold as a cereal and formed a large part of the diet at this time. Nonetheless, Tincher is also a local name for a person that came from Dinkelsbuhl, a town in Bavaria in the south of Germany. Dinkelsbuhl, which is one of the best preserved medieval towns, dates back to the 14th century. The Tincher family possessed vast estates and resided in an elegant feudal manor. During the Middle Ages, they became a part of the landed aristocracy and they wielded considerable prestige and influence in the region of Bavaria. Nonetheless, the family expanded into other parts of the German territories after the 16th century.

Early Origins of the Tincher family

The surname Tincher was first found in Bavaria, where this family became a prominent contributor to the development of the district from ancient times. Always prominent in social affairs, the name Dinkle became an integral part of that turbulent region as it emerged to form alliances with other families within the Feudal System. Ancient chronicles first mention one Burkart der Dinkel of the town Villgenau in the year 1370.

Early History of the Tincher family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Tincher research. Another 108 words (8 lines of text) covering the years 1802, 1827, 1843, 1846, 1858, 1889, 1892, 1909, 1910, 1912, 1914 and 1935 are included under the topic Early Tincher History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Tincher Spelling Variations

In the medieval era, many different cultural groups lived in the German states. There are thus many regional variations of German surnames from that era. Westphalians spoke Low German, which is similar to modern Dutch. Many German names carry suffixes that identify where they came from. Others have phrases attached that identify something about the original bearer. Other variations in German names resulted from the fact that medieval scribes worked without the aid of any spelling rules. The spelling variations of the name Tincher include Dinkel, Dinckels, Dinckel, Dinckle, Dinkler, Dinckelmann, Dinkelman, Tinkel, Tinckel and many more.

Early Notables of the Tincher family

Prominent among members of the name Tincher in this period include Christian Dingler (1802-1858) German founder of the "Dinglerwerk" manufacturing business at Zweibrücken in 1827. He invented a version of a Toggle press which he called the "Zweibrücker-press," but more popularly was known as the "Dingler Press." The printing press was immensely popular throughout Europe...
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Tincher Ranking

In the United States, the name Tincher is the 7,298th most popular surname with an estimated 4,974 people with that name. 1

United States Tincher migration to the United States +

Thousands of German settlers came to North America between the mid-17th and mid-20th centuries. The hardships of the long voyage were balanced by the opportunity to escape poverty and religious persecution. The descendents of these settlers still populate the states of Pennsylvania, Texas, New York, Illinois, and California. Many also live in Ontario and the prairie provinces of Canada. An inquiry into the early roots of North American families has revealed a number of immigrants bearing the name Tincher or a variant listed above:

Tincher Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
  • C. H. Tincher, aged 31, who settled in America, in 1907
  • Fay Tincher, who immigrated to the United States, in 1909
  • Helen Tincher, aged 60, who settled in America, in 1911
  • Clara Tincher, aged 42, who landed in America, in 1913

Contemporary Notables of the name Tincher (post 1700) +

  • Vern Tincher, American politician, Democratic member of the Indiana House of Representatives (2004 to 2010)
  • Jasper Napoleon Tincher (1878-1951), American politician, U.S. Representative from Kansas
  • Fay Tincher (1884-1983), American silent film era comic actress
  • Angela Susan Tincher (b. 1985), former All-American pitcher
  • Thomas Luther Tincher, American founder of the Tincher Motor Car Company (1903 to 1908) which featured a revolutionary air-braking system for the 1903 Chicago Automobile Show
  • John L. Tincher, American politician, Delegate to Illinois State Constitutional Convention 39th District, 1869-70
  • Jasper Napoleon Tincher (1878-1951), American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from Kansas, 1916, 1928; U.S. Representative from Kansas 7th District, 1919-27

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