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Tunstall Early Origins



The surname Tunstall was first found in Lancashire, at Tunstall, a parish, in the union of Lancaster, hundred of Lonsdale south of the Sands. "This is the Tunestalle of the Domesday Survey. It was early held by a family of the local name, a member of which, Sir Bryan Tunstall, was killed in the battle of Flodden-Field, and is called in Sir Walter Scott's Marmion, 'the Stainless Knight.' The family occupied Thurland Castle, a place of great antiquity, restored by the present, proprietor." [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
In 1402 Sir Thomas Tunstall founded the stone castle, when King Henry IV granted him a licence to crenellate. He also rebuilt the local church. In the Civil War, the castle was almost demolished in the siege of 1643, when being held for the King, by Sir John Girlington.

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Tunstall Spelling Variations


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Tunstall Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Tonstall, Tunstall and others.

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Tunstall Early History


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Tunstall Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Tunstall research. Another 147 words (10 lines of text) covering the years 1474, 1559, 1616, 1929, 1644, 1675 and 1693 are included under the topic Early Tunstall History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Tunstall Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Tunstall Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 47 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Tunstall 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:

Tunstall Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Edward Tunstall, who landed in Virginia in 1637
  • Robert Tunstall, who landed in Virginia in 1650
  • Josh Tunstall, who arrived in America in 1699

Tunstall Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Ann Tunstall, who landed in New York in 1835
  • Edmund Tunstall, who arrived in New York in 1835
  • James Tunstall, who arrived in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1876
  • Mrs. Theo Tunstall, aged 32, who landed in America, in 1893
  • Thomas Tunstall, aged 23, who emigrated to the United States from Maryport, in 1898

Tunstall Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Aaron Tunstall, aged 61, who landed in America, in 1906
  • Esther Hannah Tunstall, aged 24, who settled in America from England, in 1908
  • Fred Tunstall, aged 34, who landed in America from Bolton, England, in 1909
  • John Henry Tunstall, aged 27, who landed in America from Liverpool, England, in 1909
  • Wilfred Tunstall, aged 7, who emigrated to America from Bolton, England, in 1910
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Tunstall Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Thomas Tunstall arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Navarino" in 1849

Tunstall Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Agnes Tunstall arrived in Lyttelton, New Zealand aboard the ship "Blairgowrie" in 1875

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Contemporary Notables of the name Tunstall (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Tunstall (post 1700)



  • Whitmell P. Tunstall (1810-1854), American politician
  • John Tunstall (1853-1878), American (New Mexico) rancher of Lincoln County War fame
  • James Tunstall (1708-1762), English cleric and classical scholar from Richmond, Yorkshire
  • William Tunstall, English footballer who played in the 1903-1904 season
  • Marmaduke Tunstall (1743-1790), English ornithologist and collector
  • Squadron Leader Peter "Pete" Tunstall (1918-2013), English pilot and famous World War II prisoner of war who escaped four times for which he holds the record for the most time spent by an Allied POW in solitary confinement
  • Fred Tunstall (1897-1971), English footballer
  • Cuthbert Tunstall (1474-1559), English prelate
  • Arthur Tunstall OBE (1922-2016), Australian and international sport administrator, inducted into the Australia Hall of Fame
  • Matthew "Matt" Tunstall, Scottish professional rugby league footballer
  • ... (Another 1 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Tunstall Historic Events


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Tunstall Historic Events




Empress of Ireland

  • Mr. Bertram Tunstall, British 4th Officer from United Kingdom who worked aboard the Empress of Ireland and died in the sinking on May 29th 1914
  • Mr. Harry Tunstall, British Assistant Steward from United Kingdom who worked aboard the Empress of Ireland and died in the sinking on May 29th 1914

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Motto


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Motto



The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.

Motto: Droit
Motto Translation: Right.


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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.

Other References

  1. 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).
  2. Hinde, Thomas Ed. The Domesday Book England's Heritage Then and Now. Surrey: Colour Library Books, 1995. Print. (ISBN 1-85833-440-3).
  3. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds. Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
  4. Cook, Chris. English Historical Facts 1603-1688. London: MacMillan, 1980. Print.
  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. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
  7. Thirsk, Joan. The Agrarian History of England and Wales. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press: 7 Volumes. Print.
  8. Humble, Richard. The Fall of Saxon England. New York: Barnes and Noble, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-88029-987-8).
  9. Foster, Joseph. Dictionary of Heraldry Feudal Coats of Arms and Pedigrees. London: Bracken Books, 1989. Print. (ISBN 1-85170-309-8).
  10. Crispin, M. Jackson and Leonce Mary. Falaise Roll Recording Prominent Companions of William Duke of Normandy at the Conquest of England. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  11. ...

The Tunstall Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Tunstall 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 26 February 2016 at 13:20.

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