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Tonks Early Origins



The surname Tonks was first found in Nottingham where they held a family seat as Lords of the Manor, some say, about the time of the Norman Conquest in 1066 A.D. One of the first on record was Sir Walter Tonkes or Tonke who lived in 1250 in Nottingham.

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Tonks Spelling Variations


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Tonks Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Tonks, Tonk, Tonke, Toncks, Tonckes, Tonck and others.

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Tonks Early History


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Tonks Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Tonks research. Another 283 words (20 lines of text) covering the year 1771 is included under the topic Early Tonks History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Tonks Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Tonks Early Notables (pre 1700)



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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Tonks Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Thomas Tonks, who arrived in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1871 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)

Tonks Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • William Tonks, aged 30, a miner, who arrived in South Australia in 1856 aboard the ship "Navarino" [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    South Australian Register Friday 22nd February 1856. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) Navarino 1856. Retrieved http://www.theshipslist.com/ships/australia/navarino1856.shtml.

Tonks Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Enoch Tonks, who landed in Wellington, New Zealand in 1842 aboard the ship "Birman"
  • G Tonks, who landed in Wellington, New Zealand in 1842 aboard the ship "Birman"
  • W Tonks, who landed in Wellington, New Zealand in 1842 aboard the ship Birman
  • William Tonks, aged 35, a miner, who arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Birman" in 1842
  • Jane Tonks, aged 36, who arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Birman" in 1842
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Tonks (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Tonks (post 1700)



  • Oliver Samuel Tonks Ph.D. (1874-1953), American professor of art at Vassar College
  • Lewi Tonks (1897-1971), American quantum physicist especially known for the discovery of the Tonks-Girardeau gas
  • The Rt Rev Horace Norman Vincent Tonks (1891-1959), English Anglican clergyman, Bishop of the Windward Islands (1936-1949)
  • Charles Frederick Tonks MBE (1881-1957), English Anglican priest, Archdeacon of Croydon (1948-1957)
  • Antony Tonks (b. 1985), English rugby league player
  • Henry Tonks (1862-1937), English surgeon who later became an artist and influential art teacher
  • Captain Adrian James Boswell Tonks (1898-1919), British World War I flying ace. He was credited with 12 official aerial victories
  • Benjamin Tonks (1832-1884), New Zealand politician, Mayor of Auckland City (1875-1876)
  • Richard "Dick" William Tonks MNZM (b. 1951), New Zealand silver medalist rower at the 1972 Summer Olympics
  • Alan Tonks (b. 1943), Canadian politician, Member of Parliament for York South-Weston (2000-2011)
  • ... (Another 2 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  2. ^ South Australian Register Friday 22nd February 1856. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) Navarino 1856. Retrieved http://www.theshipslist.com/ships/australia/navarino1856.shtml.

Other References

  1. Shirley, Evelyn Philip. Noble and Gentle Men of England Or Notes Touching The Arms and Descendants of the Ancient Knightley and Gentle Houses of England Arranged in their Respective Counties 3rd Edition. Westminster: John Bowyer Nichols and Sons, 1866. Print.
  2. Markale, J. Celtic Civilization. London: Gordon & Cremonesi, 1976. Print.
  3. Hanks, Hodges, Mills and Room. The Oxford Names Companion. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2002. Print. (ISBN 0-19-860561-7).
  4. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
  5. Weis, Frederick Lewis, Walter Lee Sheppard and David Faris. Ancestral Roots of Sixty Colonists Who Came to New England Between 1623 and 1650 7th Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0806313676).
  6. Hinde, Thomas Ed. The Domesday Book England's Heritage Then and Now. Surrey: Colour Library Books, 1995. Print. (ISBN 1-85833-440-3).
  7. Bowman, George Ernest. The Mayflower Reader A Selection of Articales from The Mayflower Descendent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  8. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
  9. Hitching, F.K and S. Hitching. References to English Surnames in 1601-1602. Walton On Thames: 1910. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0181-3).
  10. Elster, Robert J. International Who's Who. London: Europa/Routledge. Print.
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The Tonks Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Tonks 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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