Early Origins of the Tounsley family
The surname Tounsley was first found in the West Riding of Yorkshire
at Tinsley, a parochial chapelry, in the union of Rotherham, S. division of the wapentake
of Strafforth and Tickhill. CITATION[CLOSE]
Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
The place name dates back to the Domesday Book
of 1086 where it was first listed as Tineslauue CITATION[CLOSE]
Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds., Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8)
and literally meant "mound of a man called Tynni, " from the Old English personal name
+ "hlaw." CITATION[CLOSE]
Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)
However, the earliest record of the name was not found in Yorkshire
but in Surrey
where Adam de Tindesle was listed in the Pipe Rolls
in 1207. Richard de Tyntesle was listed in Sussex
in 1327. CITATION[CLOSE]
Reaney, P.H and R.M. Wilson, A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X)
The Yorkshire Poll Tax
Rolls of 1372 lists Lecia de Tyneslawe. CITATION[CLOSE]
Bardsley, C.W, A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6)
Early History of the Tounsley family
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Tounsley Spelling Variations
of this family name include: Tinsley, Tinslie, Tinslay, Townsley, Tinsleigh, Tinsly, Townsleigh, Townslie, Townslay, Tounslie, Tounsleigh, Tounsly, Tounsley, Taunslie, Taunsley, Taunsleigh, Taunsly and many more.
Early Notables of the Tounsley family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Tounsley family to Ireland
Some of the Tounsley family moved to Ireland
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Migration of the Tounsley family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Ann Tinsley settled in New England
in 1754; Thomas Tinsley settled in Annapolis in 1723; John Tinsley arrived in Philadelphia in 1823.