Tull History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Tull family

The surname Tull was first found in Dauphiny (French: Dauphiné or Dauphiné Viennois), a former province in southeastern France, where this eminent family held a family seat since ancient times.

Early History of the Tull family

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Tull Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Tulle, Tulles, Tullia, Tull, Tules, Tuilles, Tuiles, Villefranche, Les Tulles, Le Tull, De Tulles, De Tulle, de Tulles and many more.

Early Notables of the Tull family (pre 1700)

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Tull Ranking

In the United States, the name Tull is the 7,056th most popular surname with an estimated 4,974 people with that name. [1]


United States Tull migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Tull Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
  • Rich Tull, who arrived in Virginia in 1664 [2]
  • Richard Tull, who landed in Maryland in 1672 [2]
  • Thomas Tull, who arrived in Maryland in 1672 [2]
  • Pieter Pieterse Tull, who landed in New York in 1687 [2]
  • Pieter Pieterse Tull, who settled in New York State in 1687
Tull Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Christopher Tull, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1765 [2]
Tull Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Mr. Tull, who arrived in Mobile, Ala in 1821 [2]
  • Johann Martin Tull, aged 12, settled in Baltimore in 1840 with his father Johann Tull, aged 47 and Margaretha Tull, aged 50
  • M Tull, who arrived in San Francisco, California in 1851 [2]

Australia Tull migration to Australia +

Emigration to Australia followed the First Fleets of convicts, tradespeople and early settlers. Early immigrants include:

Tull Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
  • Mr. James Tull, English convict who was convicted in Devon, England for 14 years, transported aboard the "Atlas" on 16th January 1816, arriving in New South Wales, Australia [3]
  • Mr. Charles Frederick Tull, (b. 1807), aged 19, British Convict who was convicted in Surrey, England for life, transported aboard the "Earl St Vincent" on 20th April 1826, arriving in Tasmania (Van Diemen's Land) [4]
  • Mr. George Tull, English convict who was convicted in London, England for 7 years, transported aboard the "Blenheim" on 11th March 1837, arriving in Tasmania (Van Diemen's Land) [5]
  • Charles Tull, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Blundell" in 1851 [6]

New Zealand Tull 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:

Tull Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
  • Mr. Alfred Tull, (b. 1842), aged 22, British butcher travelling from London aboard the ship "Glenmark" arriving in Lyttelton, Christchurch, South Island, New Zealand on 21st January 1865 [7]
  • Mr. William George Tull, (b. 1848), aged 27, British settler travelling from London aboard the ship "Helen Denny" arriving in Hawkes Bay, Napier, North Island, New Zealand on 20th September 1875 [7]
  • Mrs. Hannah Tull, (b. 1851), aged 24, British settler travelling from London aboard the ship "Helen Denny" arriving in Hawkes Bay, Napier, North Island, New Zealand on 20th September 1875 [7]
  • Mr. Albert William Tull, (b. 1871), aged 4, British settler travelling from London aboard the ship "Helen Denny" arriving in Hawkes Bay, Napier, North Island, New Zealand on 20th September 1875 [7]

West Indies Tull migration to West Indies +

The British first settled the British West Indies around 1604. They made many attempts but failed in some to establish settlements on the Islands including Saint Lucia and Grenada. By 1627 they had managed to establish settlements on St. Kitts (St. Christopher) and Barbados, but by 1641 the Spanish had moved in and destroyed some of these including those at Providence Island. The British continued to expand the settlements including setting the First Federation in the British West Indies by 1674; some of the islands include Barbados, Bermuda, Cayman Island, Turks and Caicos, Jamaica and Belize then known as British Honduras. By the 1960's many of the islands became independent after the West Indies Federation which existed from 1958 to 1962 failed due to internal political conflicts. After this a number of Eastern Caribbean islands formed a free association. [8]
Tull Settlers in West Indies in the 17th Century
  • John Tull, who settled in Barbados in 1679

Contemporary Notables of the name Tull (post 1700) +

  • Fisher Aubrey Tull Jr., (1934-1994), American composer, arranger, educator, administrator, and trumpeter
  • Wilfred Oliver "Coach" Tull (1916-2003), Trinidad and Tobago-born track and field athlete at the 1948 Summer Olympics
  • Patrick Tull (1941-2006), British stage, film and television actor
  • Walter Daniel John Tull (1888-1918), English professional footballer
  • John Tull Barker (1877-1958), American Democratic Party politician, Member of Missouri State House of Representatives, 1907-11; Speaker of the Missouri State House of Representatives, 1911; Missouri State Attorney General, 1913-17 [9]


  1. ^ https://namecensus.com/most_common_surnames.htm
  2. ^ 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)
  3. ^ Convict Records Voyages to Australia (Retrieved 14th July 2020). Retrieved from https://convictrecords.com.au/ships/atlas
  4. ^ Convict Records Voyages to Australia (Retrieved 14th September 2021). Retrieved from https://convictrecords.com.au/ships/earl-st-vincent
  5. ^ Convict Records Voyages to Australia (Retrieved 15th October 2020). Retrieved from https://convictrecords.com.au/ships/blenheim
  6. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) BLUNDELL 1851. Retrieved http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1851Blundell.htm
  7. ^ New Zealand Yesteryears Passenger Lists 1800 to 1900 (Retrieved 17th October 2018). Retrieved from http://www.yesteryears.co.nz/shipping/passlist.html
  8. ^ https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/British_West_Indies
  9. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 11) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html


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