Tinsley Family History
Tinsley Name Meaning
English:: habitational name from a place in South Yorkshire near Rotherham named in Old English with the genitive case of an unattested personal name Tynni + hlāw ‘hill’ ‘mound barrow’. This surname is also found in Ulster. habitational name from Tinsley Green in Worth (Sussex). The placename appears to derive from an unattested Old English personal name Tint + Old English lēah ‘wood woodland clearing’.
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press