This Tinker surname derives from the Old English word tinklere, of uncertain origin. The name is generally thought to be of
origin for someone who mended of pots and pans.
The surname Tinker was first found in London, where a Laurence Tinekere is in a listing from 1244-46 in "The History of St. Bartholomew's Hospital." From early times, records of Tinker can be found in both southern and northern England.
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of this family name include: Tinker, Tinkler, Tink, Tinke, Tyneker, Tynekar and many more.