Tinkler History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

This Tinkler 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 Tinkler family

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

Early History of the Tinkler family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Tinkler research. Another 112 words (8 lines of text) covering the years 1243, 1244, 1268, 1273, 1279, 1379, 1617, 1620, and 1621 are included under the topic Early Tinkler History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Tinkler Spelling Variations

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

Early Notables of the Tinkler family (pre 1700)

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


United States Tinkler migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Tinkler Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Wiliam Tinkler, who was recorded in New York in 1777
Tinkler Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Edward Tinkler, who was naturalized in New York, NY in 1834

New Zealand Tinkler migration to New Zealand +

Emigration to New Zealand followed in the footsteps of the European explorers, such as Captain Cook (1769-70): first came sealers, whalers, missionaries, and traders. By 1838, the British New Zealand Company had begun buying land from the Maori tribes, and selling it to settlers, and, after the Treaty of Waitangi in 1840, many British families set out on the arduous six month journey from Britain to Aotearoa to start a new life. Early immigrants include:

Tinkler Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
  • Elijah Tinkler, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Owen Glendowner" in 1864

Contemporary Notables of the name Tinkler (post 1700) +

  • Mary Jane Tinkler, American Democrat politician, Candidate for Oklahoma State Senate 34th District, 2002
  • Scott Tinkler Tinkler, Australian jazz trumpet player
  • Scott Tinkler Australian, jazz trumpet player
  • Scott Tinkler Tinkler, Australian jazz trumpet player

HMS Repulse
  • Mr. William C Tinkler, British Boy, who sailed into battle on the HMS Repulse and survived the sinking [1]


  1. ^ HMS Repulse Crew members. (Retrieved 2014, April 9) . Retrieved from http://www.forcez-survivors.org.uk/biographies/listrepulsecrew.html


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