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

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Tingler research. Another 71 words (5 lines of text) covering the years 1209, 1275, 1205, 1691, 1683, 1755, 1740, 1744, 1745 and 1745 are included under the topic Early Tingler History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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)

Notables of this surname at this time include: Edward Tyng, British leading military officer in Maine and was appointed Governor of Acadia during King William's War, taken prisoner in the Naval battle off St. John (1691); and his son, Edward Tyng (1683-1755), a British naval officer, captain of the batteries and fortifications of Boston and in...
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Migration of the Tingler family

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 Democratic Party 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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