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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 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)

Tunney Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Michael Tunney, who landed in America in 1864 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  • John Tunney, who landed in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1878 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  • John W Tunney, who arrived in Washington County, Pennsylvania in 1887 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)

Tunney Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • Mary Tunney, aged 24, who 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




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Tunney Family Crest Products


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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)

Other References

  1. Innes, Thomas and Learney. The Tartans of the Clans and Families of Scotland 1st Edition. Edinburgh: W & A. K. Johnston Limited, 1938. Print.
  2. Dunkling, Leslie. Dictionary of Surnames. Toronto: Collins, 1998. Print. (ISBN 0004720598).
  3. Burke, John Bernard Ed. The Roll of Battle Abbey. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  4. Library of Congress. American and English Genealogies in the Library of Congress. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1967. Print.
  5. 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.
  6. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
  7. Chadwick, Nora Kershaw and J.X.W.P Corcoran. The Celts. London: Penguin, 1790. Print. (ISBN 0140212116).
  8. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
  9. Leeson, Francis L. Dictionary of British Peerages. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1121-5).
  10. 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.
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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.

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