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Tunney Early Origins



The surname Tunney was first found in Lincolnshire where they held a family seat from very early times as the name Tunnard. Some families of this name, being oppressed by the Norman invaders, moved north over the Scottish border and were granted lands by the Scottish King. Early records of the name include a bearer of Tunne listed in Lincolnshire in the Domesday Book of 1066; Gilbertus filius Tunny listed in 1219 in the Assize Rolls of Yorkshire; Simon Tunnie, listed in 1327 in the Assize Rolls of Staffordshire; and an Alan filius Tunnoc listed in the 12th century in the Feodarium Prioratus Dunelmensis.

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Tunney Spelling Variations


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Tunney Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Tunock, Tunnoch, Tunno, Tunna, Tunnock, Tunnoc and many more.

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Tunney Early History


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Tunney Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Tunney research. Another 322 words (23 lines of text) covering the years 1160, 1600, and 1603 are included under the topic Early Tunney History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Tunney Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Tunney Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Tunney 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:

Tunney Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Daniel Tunney, who settled in Pennsylvania in 1740
  • Philip Tunney, who arrived in America in 1796

Tunney Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Michael Tunney, who landed in America in 1864
  • John Tunney, who landed in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1878
  • John W Tunney, who arrived in Washington County, Pennsylvania in 1887

Tunney Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • Mary Tunney, aged 24, arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick in 1834 aboard the ship "Britannia" from Sligo, Ireland

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Contemporary Notables of the name Tunney (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Tunney (post 1700)



  • Jim Tunney (b. 1929), former American NFL football official who officiated from 1960 to 1990
  • Robin Tunney (b. 1972), American stage and screen actress, best known for her role as Teresa Lisbon in the television series The Mentalist (2008-)
  • James Jospeh "Gene" Tunney (1897-1978), American boxer and the World Heavyweight Champion from 1926-1928; he defeated Jack Dempsey twice and one of the bouts is known as The Long Count Fight
  • James Tunney, Australian landowner in the 1880s, eponym of Tunney, Western Australia
  • Rebecca Tunney (b. 1996), British artistic three-time gold and two-time silver medalist gymnast and 2012 Olympian
  • Paddy Tunney (1921-2002), Irish traditional singer, poet and writer
  • Jim Tunney (1923-2002), Irish Fianna Fáil politician, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for Education in 1973, Lord Mayor of Dublin (1984-1985)
  • James Tunney (1892-1964), Irish Labour Party politician
  • James Francis "Jim" Tunney (1927-2010), Canadian dairy farmer and politician, Senator for Grafton, Ontario (2001-2002)
  • John "Jack" Tunney Jr. (1935-2004), Canadian wrestling promoter
  • ... (Another 3 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Tunney Historic Events


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Tunney Historic Events




HMS Prince of Wales

  • Mr. Francis Tunney, British Stoker 2nd Class, who sailed in to battle on the HMS Prince of Wales and survived the sinking

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Tunney Family Crest Products


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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Shirley, Evelyn Philip. Noble and Gentle Men of England Or Notes Touching The Arms and Descendants of the Ancient Knightley and Gentle Houses of England Arranged in their Respective Counties 3rd Edition. Westminster: John Bowyer Nichols and Sons, 1866. Print.
    2. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
    3. Markale, J. Celtic Civilization. London: Gordon & Cremonesi, 1976. Print.
    4. Hinde, Thomas Ed. The Domesday Book England's Heritage Then and Now. Surrey: Colour Library Books, 1995. Print. (ISBN 1-85833-440-3).
    5. Burke, Sir Bernard. General Armory Of England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today. Print.
    6. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
    7. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
    8. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Peerage and Baronetage, The Privy Council, Knightage and Compainonage. London: Burke Publishing, 1921. Print.
    9. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin . Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
    10. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    11. ...

    The Tunney Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Tunney 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 13 November 2014 at 16:21.

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