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This Tinker surname derives from the Old English word tinklere, of uncertain origin. The name is generally thought to be of occupational origin for someone who mended of pots and pans.

Tinker Early Origins



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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Tinker Spelling Variations


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Tinker Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Tinker, Tinkler, Tink, Tinke, Tyneker, Tynekar and many more.

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Tinker Early History


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Tinker Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Tinker research. Another 339 words (24 lines of text) covering the years 1243, 1244, 1268, 1273, 1279, 1379, 1617, 1620, and 1621 are included under the topic Early Tinker History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Tinker Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Tinker Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 46 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Tinker Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Tinker Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Thomas Tinker, his wife and their son, who arrived in Plymouth, MA, in 1620
  • Thomas Tinker, who arrived in Plymouth, Mass in 1620
  • John Tinker, who arrived in Boston, Massachusetts in 1635
  • John Tinker, who arrived in Boston in 1635
  • Ann Tinker, who came to Virginia in 1657
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Tinker Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Melger Tinker, aged 16, landed in Pennsylvania in 1739

Tinker Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • Mary Tinker, who came to New Brunswick in 1779

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Contemporary Notables of the name Tinker (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Tinker (post 1700)



  • Grant Tinker (1926-2016), American Peabody Award and Primetime Emmy Award winning broadcasting executive who was CEO of NBC from 1981 to 1986
  • John Tinker (b. 1958), American Primetime Emmy Award winning television producer and writer
  • LaMarcus Tinker (b. 1990), American actor, known for The First Time (2012), Friday Night Lights (2006) and Cougar Town (2009)
  • Mark Tinker (b. 1951), American four-time Primetime Emmy Award winning television producer and director, known for his work on NYPD Blue (1993), Private Practice (2007) and The White Shadow (1978)
  • Joe Tinker (1880-1948), American Major League Baseball player and manager, inducted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame in 1946, eponym of Tinker Field, Orlando, Florida
  • Robert Frederick Tinker (b. 1941), American physicist, science educator, and education technology innovator
  • Thomas Tinker, one of the Pilgrims who made the voyage on the Mayflower
  • George E. "Tink" Tinker, prominent American Indian theologian and scholar
  • Frank Glasgow Tinker (1909-1939), American mercenary fighter pilot for the Spanish Republican Air Force
  • Gerald Alexander Tinker (b. 1951), former track athlete and American football player
  • ... (Another 3 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Peerage and Baronetage, The Privy Council, Knightage and Compainonage. London: Burke Publishing, 1921. Print.
    2. Skordas, Guest. Ed. The Early Settlers of Maryland an Index to Names or Immigrants Complied from Records of Land Patents 1633-1680 in the Hall of Records Annapolis, Maryland. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1968. Print.
    3. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    4. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    5. Cook, Chris. English Historical Facts 1603-1688. London: MacMillan, 1980. Print.
    6. Bardsley, C.W. A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6).
    7. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
    8. Hinde, Thomas Ed. The Domesday Book England's Heritage Then and Now. Surrey: Colour Library Books, 1995. Print. (ISBN 1-85833-440-3).
    9. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
    10. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
    11. ...

    The Tinker Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Tinker 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.

    This page was last modified on 2 December 2016 at 14:01.

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