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Early Origins of the Tunks family

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.

Early History of the Tunks family

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Tunks Spelling Variations

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

Early Notables of the Tunks family (pre 1700)

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United States Tunks migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Tunks Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
  • Mabel Tunks, aged 26, who immigrated 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 immigrated to America from Sevenoaks, England, in 1923
  • Frederick Russell Tunks, aged 45, who landed in America from London, England, in 1924

Australia Tunks migration to Australia +

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

Tunks Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
  • Mr. Richard Tunks, British Convict who was convicted in Worcester, Worcestershire, England for 7 years, transported aboard the "Coromandel" on 27th October 1819, arriving in Tasmania (Van Diemen's Land) [1]

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

  1. Convict Records Voyages to Australia (Retrieved 12th March 2021). Retrieved from on Facebook