Origins Available: English
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.
Early Origins of the Tinkle family
The surname Tinkle 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 Tinkle can be found in both southern and northern England.
Early History of the Tinkle family
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Tinkle Spelling Variations
of this family name include: Tinker, Tinkler, Tink, Tinke, Tyneker, Tynekar and many more.
Early Notables of the Tinkle family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Tinkle family to the New World and Oceana
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.