I have just started to search the Web generally for information regarding the Tumbers family. This may be a long shot, but I have just read some of your messages one in particular where you did mention the name Tumbers. I live in Australia, and my maiden name was Tumbers, my father is the eldest of 10 children and I have over 30 first cousins who all have children as well. In fact the newest Tumbers baby was born just over a week ago.
In your research have you ever found information to the effect that the 'S' may have been dropped or added somewhere along the line. I also noted with interest a Tumber connection in Canada. When searching the Web I came across a Web site for a Mark Tumber. I printed out some of his info, inlcuding a picture and the family resemblance was quite uncanny. My Dad could no believe his eyes. I would love to hear from you if you can shed any light on this subject. There are some Tumber families here in Australia, and we do believe that there is some connection, but we are not quite sure where. It is an unusual name, one that is not common here in Australia and we hope there may be some way we can find out more about its origins. Hoping to here from you soon.
Regards Jan Kane (nee Tumbers)