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The Strathclyde-Briton people of ancient Scotland were the first to use the name Templeton. The Templeton family lived at the village of Templeton in the county of Ayrshire.

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The surname Templeton was first found in Ayrshire (Gaelic: Siorrachd Inbhir Àir), formerly a county in the southwestern Strathclyde region of Scotland, that today makes up the Council Areas of South, East, and North Ayrshire, where they held a family seat from very ancient times, before and after the Norman Conquest in 1066.

Medieval Scottish names are rife with spelling variations. This is due to the fact that scribes in that era spelled according to the sound of words, rather than any set of rules. Templeton has been spelled Templeton, Tempilton, Templeton, Temperton and many more.


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This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Templeton research. Another 151 words (11 lines of text) covering the years 1296, 1320 and 1500 are included under the topic Early Templeton History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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More information is included under the topic Early Templeton Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Some of the Templeton family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 209 words (15 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Many Scots were left with few options other than to leave their homeland for the colonies across the Atlanti c. Some of these families fought to defend their newfound freedom in the American War of Independence. Others went north to Canada as United Empire Loyalists. The ancestors of all of these families have recently been able to rediscover their roots through Clan societies and other Scottish organizations. Among them:

Templeton Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • James Templeton, who landed in New Jersey in 1685

Templeton Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Adam Templeton, who landed in New England in 1735
  • Janet Templeton, who arrived in New England in 1735
  • Allen Templeton, who arrived in New England in 1736-1737
  • Margaret Templeton, who arrived in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1746
  • John Templeton settled in New England in 1771
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Templeton Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Edward Templeton settled in New York State in 1804 along with Jane
  • Jane Templeton, aged 18, landed in New York, NY in 1804
  • Edw Templeton, aged 20, landed in New York, NY in 1804
  • Isabella Templeton, aged 36, arrived in Barnstable, Massachusetts in 1822
  • John Templeton, who landed in New York in 1822
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Templeton Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • Robert Templeton, who landed in Canada in 1828

Templeton Settlers in Canada in the 20th Century

  • Robert Templeton of Glen Luce in Scotland died in St. John's, Newfoundland in 1904

Templeton Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Mary Templeton, aged 18, a domestic servant, arrived in South Australia in 1855 aboard the ship "Admiral Boxer"
  • Sarah Templeton, aged 19, a domestic servant, arrived in South Australia in 1856 aboard the ship "Fitzjames"
  • Elizabeth Templeton, aged 18, a domestic servant, arrived in South Australia in 1856 aboard the ship "Fitzjames"

Templeton Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Samuel Henry Templeton, aged 22, arrived in Lyttelton, New Zealand aboard the ship "Apelles" in 1874
  • Samuel Templeton, aged 43, a hammerman, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Arawa" in 1884
  • Margaret Templeton, aged 25, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Arawa" in 1884
  • Catherine Templeton, aged 20, a nurse, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Arawa" in 1884
  • Elizabeth Templeton, aged 18, a domestic servant, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Arawa" in 1884
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  • Fay Templeton (1865-1939), American stage actress
  • Hugh Campbell Templeton QSO (b. 1929), New Zealand Rhodes Scholar, and former diplomat, politician, and member of parliament for the National Party
  • Sir John Marks Templeton (1912-2008), American-born British Rhodes Scholar, stock investor, businessman and philanthropist named one of Time magazine's 100 Most Influential People in 2007
  • Malcolm Templeton (b. 1924), former New Zealand Foreign Service officer
  • Rev. David J Templeton (1954-1997), Irish minister of the Presbyterian Church in Ireland
  • Charles Bradley Templeton (1915-2001), Canadian cartoonist, evangelist, politician, newspaper editor, broadcaster and author
  • Brad Templeton (b. 1960), Canadian software engineer and entrepreneur
  • Bert Templeton (1940-2003), Canadian legendary junior ice hockey coach
  • Alec Templeton (1909-1963), English pianist, mimic, mnemonist, and satirist who made great successes despite being blind from birth
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    2. Skene, William Forbes Edition. Chronicles of the Picts, Chronicles of the Scots and Other Early Memorials of Scottish History. Edinburgh: H.M. General Register House, 1867. Print.
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    6. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    7. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
    8. Bowman, George Ernest. The Mayflower Reader A Selection of Articales from The Mayflower Descendent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
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