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Tingler History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms



The name Tingler, like many surnames, is occupational in origin, referring to the job that the first bearer did for a living. In this case, it is metonymic, coming not from the name of the occupation itself, but rather from the product made. A tingle is a very small nail, often used in the making of shoes. The first Tingler was most likely someone who made such nails.

Early Origins of the Tingler family


The surname Tingler was first found in Cambridgeshire, where the name first appeared in the early 13th century.

Early History of the Tingler family


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Tingler Spelling Variations


Spelling variations of this family name include: Tingel, Tingle, Tyngil, Tyngyl, Tingler and many more.

Early Notables of the Tingler family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the Tingler family to the New World and Oceana


Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: John Tingle, who came to Virginia in 1650; as well as Hugh Tingles who arrived in Maryland in 1668.

Contemporary Notables of the name Tingler (post 1700)


  • Jayce Michael Tingler (b. 1980), American Major League Baseball coach for the Texas Rangers
  • Brion Tingler, American triathlete
  • A. J. Tingler, American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Virginia, 1952
  • Stephanie Tingler, American singer and choral conductor
  • Philipp Tingler (b. 1970), Swiss and German writer, journalist, economist and philosopher

The Tingler 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: Confido non confundar
Motto Translation: I trust and shall not be confounded.


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