10/11/2010 at 5:36 PM
The surname Tindell originated in or near Tynedale, the valley of the river Tyne, or in a place called Tindale in Cumberland, which is in Scottland. The name derived from the Celtic word tina, which means to flow. This was commonly adopted as a river name. The second part of the name comes from the Old English word dale, which means valley. The earliest records of this surname indicated that members of the family Tindell resided in Northumberland, along the banks of the river Tyne.
If anyone else has information on this name and our ancestors I would like to know.