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Tunbridge Early Origins



The surname Tunbridge was first found in Kent where they held a family seat as Lords of the Manor. After the Battle of Hastings in 1066, William, Duke of Normandy, having prevailed over King Harold, granted most of Britain to his many victorious Barons. It was not uncommon to find a Baron, or a Bishop, with 60 or more Lordships scattered throughout the country. These he gave to his sons, nephews and other junior lines of his family and they became known as under-tenants. They adopted the Norman system of surnames which identified the under-tenant with his holdings so as to distinguish him from the senior stem of the family. After many rebellious wars between his Barons, Duke William, commissioned a census of all England to determine in 1086, settling once and for all, who held which land. He called the census the Domesday Book, [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds., Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8)
indicating that those holders registered would hold the land until the end of time. Hence, conjecturally, the surname is descended from the tenant of the village and lands of Tonbridge. held by the Bishop of Rochester, who was recorded in the Domesday Book census of 1086.

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Tunbridge Spelling Variations


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Tunbridge Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Tunbridge, Tobridge, Tonbrigg, Tunbrigg, Tunbrick and many more.

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Tunbridge Early History


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Tunbridge Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Tunbridge research. Another 103 words (7 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Tunbridge History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Tunbridge Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Tunbridge Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Tunbridge Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Tunbridge Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Joseph Tunbridge, who arrived in Virginia in 1719
  • Patrick Tunbridge, who landed in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1745

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Contemporary Notables of the name Tunbridge (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Tunbridge (post 1700)



  • Geoff Tunbridge (1932-2015), Australian rules footballer who played for the Melbourne Football Club (1957-1962)

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Tunbridge Family Crest Products


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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds., Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8)

Other References

  1. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
  2. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
  3. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  4. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
  5. MacAulay, Thomas Babington. History of England from the Accession of James the Second 4 volumes. New York: Harper and Brothers, 1879. Print.
  6. Dunkling, Leslie. Dictionary of Surnames. Toronto: Collins, 1998. Print. (ISBN 0004720598).
  7. Chadwick, Nora Kershaw and J.X.W.P Corcoran. The Celts. London: Penguin, 1790. Print. (ISBN 0140212116).
  8. Library of Congress. American and English Genealogies in the Library of Congress. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1967. Print.
  9. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
  10. Crispin, M. Jackson and Leonce Mary. Falaise Roll Recording Prominent Companions of William Duke of Normandy at the Conquest of England. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
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The Tunbridge Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Tunbridge 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 25 March 2015 at 12:44.

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