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Where did the English Tinline family come from? What is the English Tinline family crest and coat of arms? When did the Tinline family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Tinline family history?

This rather rare surname probably was derived fro the Old English word "tynen" which was commonly used for a "field" or "hedge."


Spelling variations of this family name include: Tinling, Tinline, Tinlin and others.

First found in Roxburghshire where it is presumed to be a rather rare local name. Interestingly, the Tinlin(e) spelling is listed more frequently in Scotland, whereas the "g" ending is generally further south.


This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Tinline research. Another 217 words (16 lines of text) covering the years 1672, 1680, 1726, 1840, and 1865 are included under the topic Early Tinline History in all our PDF Extended History products.


More information is included under the topic Early Tinline Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.


Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Tinline Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • James Tinline, who arrived in New York in 1795

Tinline Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • John Tinline landed in Wellington, New Zealand in 1840
  • J. Tinline arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Tongariro" in 1888


  • Gordon Tinline, Director, Robertson Cooper Ltd
  • George Tinline (1815-1895), Scottish-born Australian banker and pastoralist from Jedburgh, Roxburghshire
  • David Tinline, NewsStatesman writer
  • Dr. Rowland Tinline, Professor Emeritus, Queen's University, Kingston, Ontario, Canada
  • J.E. Tinline (d. 1944), Royal Canadian Air Force Flight Officer killed in action


The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.

Motto: Pax et copia
Motto Translation: Peace and plenty.


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The Tinline Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Tinline 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 January 2011 at 13:14.

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