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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. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
    2. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    3. Fairbairn. Fairbain's book of Crests of the Families of Great Britain and Ireland, 4th Edition 2 volumes in one. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1968. Print.
    4. Hanks, Hodges, Mills and Room. The Oxford Names Companion. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2002. Print. (ISBN 0-19-860561-7).
    5. Skordas, Guest. Ed. The Early Settlers of Maryland an Index to Names or Immigrants Complied from Records of Land Patents 1633-1680 in the Hall of Records Annapolis, Maryland. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1968. Print.
    6. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    7. Weis, Frederick Lewis, Walter Lee Sheppard and David Faris. Ancestral Roots of Sixty Colonists Who Came to New England Between 1623 and 1650 7th Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0806313676).
    8. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
    9. The Norman People and Their Existing Descendants in the British Dominions and the United States Of America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0636-X).
    10. Bede, The Venerable. Historia Ecclesiatica Gentis Anglorum (The Ecclesiastical History Of the English People). Available through Internet Medieval Sourcebook the Fordham University Centre for Medieval Studies. Print.
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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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