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The surname Tune is of Anglo-Saxon origin. It is derived from the Old English "tun," which originally meant "fence" or "enclosure," but soon came to mean "enclosure round a house," "homestead," "village," or "town." The name was originally preceded by a preposition, and referred to "one who lived in or at the village or town."
The surname Tune was first found in Suffolk. The written history of the name dates back as far as 1095, when Wistric Oftun was recorded in the records of the abbey at Bury St. Edmunds. Variations on the surname, such as Abothetoune, atte Tun, and Douninthetune, could also be found in this region at an early date.
Spelling variations of this family name include: Town, Tune, Toune, Towne, Townes, Towns, Tone, Toon and many more.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Tune research. Another 217 words (16 lines of text) covering the years 1095, 1275, 1327, 1524, 1583, 1650, 1739, 1816, 1621, 1692, 1640 and 1692 are included under the topic Early Tune History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Notables of the family at this time include John Towne (c.1583), a British actor, Robert Towne (c.1650), a religious writer, and Francis Towne (1739-1816), a well-known British watercolor painter of landscapes. Rebecca Towne Nurse (or Nourse) (1621-1692) (née Towne)...
Another 39 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Tune Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Tune Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
Tune Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
Tune Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century
Tune Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
The Tune Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Tune 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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