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This Tinkle 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.
Spelling variations of this family name include: Tinker, Tinkler, Tink, Tinke, Tyneker, Tynekar and many more.
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 Tinkle can be found in both southern and northern England.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Tinkle 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 Tinkle History in all our PDF Extended History products.
Another 47 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Tinkle Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Thomas Tinker, his wife and their son, who arrived in Plymouth, MA, in 1620; aboard the "Mayflower," John Tinker, who arrived in Boston in 1635; Ann Tinker, who came to Virginia in 1657.
The Tinkle Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Tinkle 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.
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