Tindall History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
The surname Tindall originated in or near Tynedale, the valley of the river Tyne, or in a place called Tindale, in Cumberland. Tindall 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 Tindall 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 Tindall referred to one who lived in the valley of the river named Tyne. The earliest records of this surname indicated that members of the Tindall family resided in Northumberland, along the banks of the River Tyne.
Early Origins of the Tindall family
The surname Tindall 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 gentlemen 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 Tindall family
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Tindall Spelling Variations
Spelling variations of this family name include: Tindall, Tindell, Tindale, Tindal, Tyndale, Tindale, Tyndell and many more.
Early Notables of the Tindall 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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In the United States, the name Tindall is the 4,762nd most popular surname with an estimated 4,974 people with that name. 
Migration of the Tindall family to Ireland
Some of the Tindall family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
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Tindall migration to the United States +
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Tindall Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
- Thomas Tindall, who settled in Virginia in 1623
- Thomas Tindall, who settled in Maryland in 1669
- Thomas Tindall, who arrived in Maryland in 1669 
Tindall Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
- Eliza Tindall, who landed in Virginia in 1703 
Tindall Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
- William Tindall, who landed in New York, NY in 1815 
- George Tindall, who arrived in New York in 1831 
- John Tindall, who landed in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1878 
Tindall Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
- Edward Tindall, who arrived in Arkansas in 1905 
Tindall migration to Australia +
Emigration to Australia
followed the First Fleets
of convicts, tradespeople and early settlers. Early immigrants include:
Tindall Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
- Mr. Daniel Tindall, (Tindale), (b. 1758), aged 49, English carpenter who was convicted in Surrey, England for life for high treason, transported aboard the "Duke of Portland" in January 1807, arriving in New South Wales, Australia, he was part of the Despard Plot in 1802 to kill King George III, he died in 1827 
- Susan Tindall, English convict from Middlesex, who was transported aboard the "Amphitrite" on August 21, 1833, settling in New South Wales, Australia 
- Thomas Tindall a blacksmith, who arrived in Kangaroo Island aboard the ship "John Pirie" in 1836 
- Mr. William Tindall, British Convict who was convicted in Northumberland, England for 7 years, transported aboard the "Coromandel" on 25th June 1838, arriving in Tasmania (Van Diemen's Land) 
- Frederick Tindall, English convict from Lincoln, who was transported aboard the "Adelaide" on April 16, 1855, settling in Western Australia 
Tindall 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:
Tindall Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
- Mr. Robert Tindall, (b. 1839), aged 24, Scottish farm labourer, from Aberdeenshire travelling from London aboard the ship "Metropolis" arriving in Lyttelton, Christchurch, South Island, New Zealand on 16th June 1863 
- Mrs. Rachel Tindall, (b. 1841), aged 22, Scottish settler, from Aberdeenshire travelling from London aboard the ship "Metropolis" arriving in Lyttelton, Christchurch, South Island, New Zealand on 16th June 1863 
- Miss Mary Tindall, (b. 1861), aged 2, Scottish settler, from Aberdeenshire travelling from London aboard the ship "Metropolis" arriving in Lyttelton, Christchurch, South Island, New Zealand on 16th June 1863 
- T. Tindall, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Ulcoats" in 1864
- John Tindall, aged 24, a farm labourer, who arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Maraval" in 1880
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Contemporary Notables of the name Tindall (post 1700) +
- George Brown Tindall (1921-2006), American historian and author, president of the Southern Historical Association
- Blair Tindall (b. 1960), American oboist, performer, producer, speaker, and journalist
- Harry Lee Tindall (b. 1942), American lawyer, law reform advocate, and author, co-founder of Tindall & England, P.C. in Houston, Texas
- Howard Wilson "Bill" Tindall Jr. (1925-1995), NASA engineer and manager during the Apollo program
- George Brown Tindall (1921-2006), American historian and author
- Blair Tindall, American Grammy Award nominated oboist, performer, producer, speaker, and journalist from Chapel Hill, North Carolina
- Verne L. Tindall, American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from Arkansas, 1948, 1960
- Vernall Tindall, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from Arkansas, 1940
- Purnal Tindall, American politician, Member of Delaware State House of Representatives from Sussex County, 1824
- Chuck Tindall, American Democratic Party politician, Candidate for Michigan State House of Representatives 38th District, 2012
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Related Stories +
- ^ Lower, Mark Anthony, Patronymica Britannica, A Dictionary of Family Names of the United Kingdom. London: John Russel Smith, 1860. Print.
- ^ 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)
- ^ https://namecensus.com/most_common_surnames.htm
- ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
- ^ Convict Records Voyages to Australia (Retrieved 28th July 2021). Retrieved from https://convictrecords.com.au/ships/duke-of-portland
- ^ State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2016, October 27) Amphitrite voyage to New South Wales, Australia in 1833 with 99 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/amphitrite/1833
- ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) John Pirie 1836. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1836JohnPirie.htm
- ^ Convict Records Voyages to Australia (Retrieved 19th March 2021). Retrieved from https://convictrecords.com.au/ships/coromandel
- ^ State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2014, November 17) Adelaide voyage to Western Australia, Australia in 1855 with 261 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/adelaide/1855
- ^ New Zealand Yesteryears Passenger Lists 1800 to 1900 (Retrieved 17th October 2018). Retrieved from http://www.yesteryears.co.nz/shipping/passlist.html