Tingley Family History
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Tingley Name Meaning
Altered spelling of German Dingle. Possibly an altered spelling of North German Tüngler, a habitational name for someone from Tunglen near Oldenburg (Lower Saxony); or alternatively a topographic name for someone living on a tongue-shaped piece of land, from Middle Low German tungle ‘tongue’. English: habitational name, possibly from Tingley in West Yorkshire, named from Old English þing ‘meeting’, ‘assembly’ + hlaw ‘mound’. However, this is a predominantly southern name, associated chiefly with Sussex and Kent, which suggests that a different, unidentified source may be involved.
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press
Similar surnames: Tinsley, Tingler, Bingley, Dingley, Winkley, Lindley, Tingle, Tenley