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Where did the Scottish Tindall family come from? What is the Scottish Tindall family crest and coat of arms? When did the Tindall family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Tindall family history?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.
Spelling variations of this family name include: Tindall, Tindell, Tindale, Tindal, Tyndale, Tindale, Tyndell and many more.
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. One of the first records of the family was Adam de Tindal who was listed in the Pipe Rolls of Northumberland in 1165.  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. 
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Tindall research. Another 327 words (23 lines of text) covering the years 1100, 1200, 1279, 1208, 1296, 1586, 1494, 1536, 1657, 1733, 1776, 1846, 1659, 1800, 1826 and 1827 are included under the topic Early Tindall History in all our PDF Extended History products.
Another 137 words (10 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Tindall Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.
Some of the Tindall family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 147 words (10 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products.
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Tindall Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
Tindall Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
Tindall Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
Tindall Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
Tindall Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
Tindall Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
The Tindall Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Tindall Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.
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