Early Origins of the Tunstil family
The surname Tunstil 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." 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.
Early History of the Tunstil family
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Tunstil Spelling Variations
Early Notables of the Tunstil family (pre 1700)
Notables of the family at this time include Cuthbert Tunstall (1474-1559), twice Bishop of Durham
in the 16th century; Thomas Tunstall (executed 1616), English Roman Catholic priest, Catholic martyr, beatified in 1929. He descended from the Tunstalls of Thurland Castle, who subsequently moved to Scargill, Yorkshire
. "The... Another 47 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Tunstil Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Tunstil family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Martha Tonstall, who settled in Virginia in 1636; Josh Tunstall, who arrived in America in 1699.
The Tunstil 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 Translation: Right.
Tunstil Family Crest Products
- ^ Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.