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Origins Available: English, Scottish
Where did the English Turnbull family come from? What is the English Turnbull family crest and coat of arms? When did the Turnbull family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Turnbull family history?According to family tradition, the Turnbull surname comes from when a member of the Rule family saved the life of King Robert the Bruce at Stirling Park from a charging bull by turning the bull's head. The grateful King decreed that in commemoration of the brave act the new name of the family would be Turnbull, and granted them an area of land then known as Bedrule. Other Etymology suggests that the name comes from the Old English Trumbald, meaning "strongly bold."
Spelling variations of this family name include: Turnbull, Turnball, Trimble, Trimbell, Trumbell, Trumbill, Turnbul and many more.
First found in Roxburghshire where they held a family seat from early times and their first records appeared on the early census rolls taken by the early Kings of Scotland to determine the rate of taxation of their subjects.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Turnbull research. Another 543 words(39 lines of text) covering the years 1214, 1249, 1296, 1335, 1447, 1639 and 1716 are included under the topic Early Turnbull History in all our PDF Extended History products.
Another 47 words(3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Turnbull Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.
Some of the Turnbull family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 135 words(10 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products.
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Turnbull Settlers in the United States in the 17th Century
Turnbull Settlers in the United States in the 18th Century
Turnbull Settlers in the United States in the 19th Century
The Turnbull Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Turnbull Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.
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