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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 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)

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)



  • Michael Tinkham (1928-2010), American physicist, Rumford Research Professor of Physics and Gordon McKay Research Professor of Applied Physics at Harvard University
  • Richard P. Tinkham, American co-founder of the current American Basketball Association
  • George Holden Tinkham (1870-1956), American politician, Member of the United States House of Representatives from the state of Massachusetts (1915-1933)
  • George Hugh Tinkham (b. 1946), Canadian politician, MLA for Yarmouth County, Nova Scotia (1974-1981) and Argyle (1981-1984)

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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)

Other References

  1. Innes, Thomas and Learney. The Tartans of the Clans and Families of Scotland 1st Edition. Edinburgh: W & A. K. Johnston Limited, 1938. Print.
  2. Dunkling, Leslie. Dictionary of Surnames. Toronto: Collins, 1998. Print. (ISBN 0004720598).
  3. Weis, Frederick Lewis, Walter Lee Sheppard and David Faris. Ancestral Roots of Sixty Colonists Who Came to New England Between 1623 and 1650 7th Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0806313676).
  4. MacAulay, Thomas Babington. History of England from the Accession of James the Second 4 volumes. New York: Harper and Brothers, 1879. Print.
  5. Bradford, William. History of Plymouth Plantation 1620-1647 Edited by Samuel Eliot Morrison 2 Volumes. New York: Russell and Russell, 1968. Print.
  6. Papworth, J.W and A.W Morant. Ordinary of British Armorials. London: T.Richards, 1874. Print.
  7. Le Patourel, John. The Norman Empire. New York: Oxford University Press, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-19-822525-3).
  8. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
  9. Hinde, Thomas Ed. The Domesday Book England's Heritage Then and Now. Surrey: Colour Library Books, 1995. Print. (ISBN 1-85833-440-3).
  10. Virkus, Frederick A. Ed. Immigrant Ancestors A List of 2,500 Immigrants to America Before 1750. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1964. 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 6 February 2017 at 08:38.

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