Tindal History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
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The surname Tindal originated in or near Tynedale, the valley of the river Tyne, or in a place called Tindale, in Cumberland. Tindal is a local surname, which belongs to the category of hereditary surnames. There are a variety of types of local surnames, some of which include: topographic surnames, which could be given to a person who lived beside any physical feature, such as a hill, stream, church or type of tree. Habitation names form the other broad category of surnames that were derived from place-names. They were derived from pre-existing names for towns, villages, parishes, or farmsteads. Other local names are derived from the names of houses, manors, estates, regions, and entire counties. In this case, the surname Tindal derived from the Celtic word tina, which means to flow. This was commonly adopted as a river name. The second component of the surname comes from the Old English word dæl, which means valley. Thus, the surname Tindal referred to one who lived in the valley of the river named Tyne. The earliest records of this surname indicated that members of the Tindal family resided in Northumberland, along the banks of the River Tyne.
Early Origins of the Tindal family
The surname Tindal was first found in Northumberland, where Tindale is an extensive ward or district which includes the Dale of Tyne. "The great Border family so called had their chief seat at Langley, near Haydon Bridge, and were styled in charters of temp. Henry II." 
Langley Castle originally held by the Barons of Tynedale and from them descend the Tyndall family. The parish of Warden in Northumberland was home to another branch of the family. "The manor and church, in 1298, belonged to the monks of Hexham, to whom they had been granted, according to the record, 'from a time beyond all memory,' by Adam de Tyndale." 
We found two people name Adam de Tyndale in our search. The first was born in 1155 and died in 1192 and his son was born in 1185 and died in 1233. One of these gentleman is also believed to have founded a Benedictine nunnery, dedicated to God, St. Mary, and St. Patrick in Lambley, Northumberland. Another early record of the family was Adam de Tindal who was listed in the Pipe Rolls of Northumberland in 1165. 
This record is believed to be of Adam de Tyndale Sr. William de Tyndale was also listed in Northumberland during the reign of Edward I. Thomas deo Tyndale was listed in 1317 and a few years later, William de Tyndale was listed in 1357.
The Yorkshire Poll Tax Rolls of 1379 list Robertus de Tyndale in 1379. 
Early History of the Tindal family
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Tindal Spelling Variations
Spelling variations of this family name include: Tindall, Tindell, Tindale, Tindal, Tyndale, Tindale, Tyndell and many more.
Early Notables of the Tindal family (pre 1700)
Notable among the family at this time was William Tyndale (c.1494-1536), Protestant reformer and scholar who is best known for his Tyndale Bible, eponym of the Tyndale Monument, North Nibley, Gloucestershire; Dr. Matthew Tindal, (1657-1733), an eminent English deist author; and his nephew, Nicolas Tindal (1687-1774), the English translator and continuer of the History of England by Paul de Rapin...
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Migration of the Tindal family to Ireland
Some of the Tindal family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
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Tindal migration to the United States +
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Tindal Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
- Gerard Tindal, aged 19, arrived in New York City, New York in 1919 aboard the ship "Waaldyk" from Batavia, Java 
- Nicolaas Tindal, aged 16, arrived in New York in 1919 aboard the ship "Noordam" from Rotterdam, Netherlands 
- Gerrit Tindal, aged 20, arrived in New York City, New York in 1920 aboard the ship "Noordam" from Rotterdam, Netherlands 
- Gerard Tindal, aged 21, originally from New York, arrived in New York in 1920 aboard the ship "Eastern Crag" from Laurenco Marques, Portuguese East Africa 
Tindal 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:
Tindal Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
- James Tindal, aged 38, a farm labourer, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Alfred" in 1864 
Contemporary Notables of the name Tindal (post 1700) +
- Adela Tindal (1862-1929), birth name of Katharine Mary Adela Maddison, a British composer of operas, ballets, instrumental music and songs
- Sir Nicholas Conyngham Tindal (1776-1846), English lawyer, Lord Chief Justice of the Common Pleas
- Mardi Tindal (b. 1952), Canadian 40th Moderator of the United Church of Canada (2009-2012)
- Ralph Dundas Tindal, French Divisional General during the French Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars from 1789 to 1815 
- Wing Commander Archibald Tindal (d. 1942), Australian airman, eponym of RAAF Base Tindal
- Charles Grant Tindal (1823-1914), Australian cattle-breeder and canned meat manufacturer
- Vice Admiral Louis Symonds Tindal (1810-1876), Royal Navy commander
- Charles Tindal Gatty (1851-1928), British antiquary, musician, author, and lecturer
- Alan Tindal Lennox-Boyd, British politician, 1st Viscount Boyd of Merton
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- ^ Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
- ^ Reaney, P.H and R.M. Wilson, A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X)
- ^ Bardsley, C.W, A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6)
- ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J6QB-SQM : 6 December 2014), Gerard Tindal, 27 Mar 1919; citing departure port Batavia, Java, arrival port New York City, New York, New York, ship name Waaldyk, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
- ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J641-23T : 6 December 2014), Nicolaas Tindal, 10 Dec 1919; citing departure port Rotterdam, arrival port New York, ship name Noordam, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
- ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J68F-YZP : 6 December 2014), Gerrit Tindal, 16 May 1920; citing departure port Rotterdam, arrival port New York City, New York, New York, ship name Noordam, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
- ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J6FF-5PF : 6 December 2014), Gerard Tindal, 01 Dec 1920; citing departure port Laurenco Marques, Portuguese East Africa, arrival port New York, ship name Eastern Crag, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
- ^ Archives New Zealand Micro 5019. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) Alfred. Retrieved from http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~ourstuff/Alfred1864.htm
- ^ Generals Who Served in the French Army during the Period 1789-1815. (Retrieved 2015, October 23) Ralph Tindal. Retrieved from http://www.napoleon-series.org/research/c_frenchgenerals.html