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Tunks Early Origins



The surname Tunks 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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Tunks Spelling Variations


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Tunks Spelling Variations



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

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Tunks Early History


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Tunks Early History



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

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Tunks Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Tunks Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Tunks 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:

Tunks Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Mabel Tunks, aged 26, who emigrated to the United States from Hampshire, Engaland, in 1904
  • Alfred Tunks, aged 18, who landed in America, in 1920
  • Frederick R. Tunks, aged 45, who emigrated to America from Sevenoaks, England, in 1923
  • Frederick Russell Tunks, aged 45, who landed in America from London, England, in 1924

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Contemporary Notables of the name Tunks (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Tunks (post 1700)



  • Roy William Tunks (b. 1951), German-born English former professional footballer
  • Liesbeth "Lieja" Jantina Tunks (b. 1976), née Koeman, Dutch-born, Canadian shot putter
  • Peter Tunks (b. 1958), Australian former rugby league player
  • Jason Tunks (b. 1975), Canadian retired international level discus thrower from London, Ontario

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Papworth, J.W and A.W Morant. Ordinary of British Armorials. London: T.Richards, 1874. Print.
    2. Shaw, William A. Knights of England A Complete Record from the Earliest Time to the Present Day of the Knights of all the Orders of Chivalry in England, Scotland, Ireland and Knights Bachelors 2 Volumes. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print. (ISBN 080630443X).
    3. Chadwick, Nora Kershaw and J.X.W.P Corcoran. The Celts. London: Penguin, 1790. Print. (ISBN 0140212116).
    4. Le Patourel, John. The Norman Empire. New York: Oxford University Press, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-19-822525-3).
    5. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
    6. Holt, J.C. Ed. Domesday Studies. Woodbridge: Boydell, 1987. Print. (ISBN 0-85115-477-8).
    7. Burke, Sir Bernard. Burke's Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Landed Gentry: Including American Families with British Ancestry. (2 Volumes). London: Burke Publishing, 1939. Print.
    8. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
    9. MacAulay, Thomas Babington. History of England from the Accession of James the Second 4 volumes. New York: Harper and Brothers, 1879. Print.
    10. Hinde, Thomas Ed. The Domesday Book England's Heritage Then and Now. Surrey: Colour Library Books, 1995. Print. (ISBN 1-85833-440-3).
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    The Tunks Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Tunks 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 29 August 2014 at 02:30.

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