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This Tinkham 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.

Tinkham Early Origins



The surname Tinkham 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 Tinkham can be found in both southern and northern England.

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Tinkham Spelling Variations


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Tinkham Spelling Variations



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

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Tinkham Early History


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Tinkham Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Tinkham 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 Tinkham History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Tinkham Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Tinkham Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 46 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Tinkham 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:

Tinkham Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Ephraim Tinkham, who arrived in Massachusetts in 1666

Tinkham Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Hy.D. Tinkham, aged 50, who landed in America from London, in 1900
  • Wm. Hy. Tinkham, aged 17, who emigrated to America from Buckfastleigh, in 1905
  • Geo. H. Tinkham, aged 35, who settled in America, in 1906
  • Madeleine Tinkham, aged 18, who settled in America, in 1906
  • Martha W. Tinkham, aged 20, who emigrated to the United States, in 1909
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Tinkham (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Tinkham (post 1700)



  • Richard P. Tinkham, co-founder of the current American Basketball Association
  • Michael Tinkham (1928-2010), American physicist
  • George Holden Tinkham (1870-1956), member of the United States House of Representatives from the state of Massachusetts

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. MacAulay, Thomas Babington. History of England from the Accession of James the Second 4 volumes. New York: Harper and Brothers, 1879. Print.
    2. Hitching, F.K and S. Hitching. References to English Surnames in 1601-1602. Walton On Thames: 1910. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0181-3).
    3. Reaney P.H and R.M. Wilson. A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X).
    4. Library of Congress. American and English Genealogies in the Library of Congress. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1967. Print.
    5. Ingram, Rev. James. Translator Anglo-Saxon Chronicle 1823. Print.
    6. Marcharn, Frederick George. A Constitutional History of Modern England 1485 to the Present. London: Harper and Brothers, 1960. Print.
    7. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Peerage and Baronetage, The Privy Council, Knightage and Compainonage. London: Burke Publishing, 1921. Print.
    8. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
    9. Cook, Chris. English Historical Facts 1603-1688. London: MacMillan, 1980. Print.
    10. Bede, The Venerable. Historia Ecclesiatica Gentis Anglorum (The Ecclesiastical History Of the English People). Available through Internet Medieval Sourcebook the Fordham University Centre for Medieval Studies. Print.
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    The Tinkham Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Tinkham 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 25 July 2016 at 13:41.

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