Tinson History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Tinson family

The surname Tinson was first found in Durham where they held a family seat from very ancient times, some say before the Norman Conquest by Duke William of Normandy in 1066 A.D.

Early History of the Tinson family

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Tinson Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Timpson, Timson and others.

Early Notables of the Tinson family (pre 1700)

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United States Tinson migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Tinson Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • H. Tinson, aged 30, who landed in America, in 1892
  • W. Tinson, aged 19, who landed in America, in 1892
  • W. Tinson, aged 19, who arrived in New York in 1892 aboard the ship "Ludgate Hill" from London, England [1]
  • Tinson, aged 40, who immigrated to the United States, in 1893
  • Edvin Tinson, aged 35, who landed in America from Bath, in 1899
Tinson Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
  • Leholem Tinson, aged 45, originally from Russia, who arrived in New York in 1904 aboard the ship "Island" from Copenhagen, Denmark [2]
  • Evelyn Mary Tinson, aged 26, who immigrated to America from London, England, in 1911
  • Louis Tinson, aged 31, who arrived in New York in 1920 aboard the ship "Patria" from Marseilles, France [3]
  • Herbert Arthur Tinson, aged 37, originally from Johannesburg, S. Africa, who arrived in New York in 1921 aboard the ship "Saxonia" from London, England [4]
  • Louis Tinson, aged 18, who immigrated to the United States, in 1921

New Zealand Tinson 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:

Tinson Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
  • Mr. Tinson, British settler travelling from London aboard the ship "James Nicol Fleming" arriving in Port Chalmers, Otago, New Zealand on 24th May 1874 [5]
  • Mrs. Tinson, British settler travelling from London aboard the ship "James Nicol Fleming" arriving in Port Chalmers, Otago, New Zealand on 24th May 1874 [5]
  • Child Tinson, British settler born while travelling from London aboard the ship "James Nicol Fleming" arriving in Port Chalmers, Otago, New Zealand on 24th May 1874, died on board [5]

Contemporary Notables of the name Tinson (post 1700) +

  • Mary Lois Tinson, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from California, 1996
  • Darren Tinson (b. 1969), English former professional footballer
  • Dame Susan "Sue" W. Tinson DBE, FRTS (b. 1942), British business executive and former television executive at ITN


  1. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J6RK-MJ3 : 6 December 2014), W. Tinson, 14 Oct 1892; citing departure port London, arrival port New York, ship name Ludgate Hill, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  2. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JNMS-JQ9 : 6 December 2014), Leholem Tinson, 04 Jun 1904; citing departure port Copenhagen, arrival port New York, ship name Island, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  3. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J66B-YWB : 6 December 2014), Louis Tinson, 28 Oct 1920; citing departure port Marseilles, arrival port New York, ship name Patria, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  4. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J6KS-ZYD : 6 December 2014), Herbert Arthur Tinson, 21 Jan 1921; citing departure port London, arrival port New York, ship name Saxonia, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  5. ^ New Zealand Yesteryears Passenger Lists 1800 to 1900 (Retrieved 17th October 2018). Retrieved from http://www.yesteryears.co.nz/shipping/passlist.html


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