, one of the original six "Celtic nations" is the homeland to the surname Taillynd. A revival of the Cornish language which began in the 9th century AD has begun. No doubt this was the language spoken by distant forebears of the Taillynd family. Though surnames became common during medieval times, English people were formerly known only by a single name. The way in which hereditary surnames
were adopted in medieval England
is fascinating. Many Cornish surnames appear to be topographic surnames, which were given to people who resided near physical features such as hills, streams, churches, or types of trees, many are actually habitation surnames. The name Taillynd is a local
type of surname and the Taillynd family lived in the parish of Talland
in the county of Cornwall.
Early Origins of the Taillynd family
The surname Taillynd was first found in Cornwall
where they held a family seat
from very ancient times, before and after the Norman Conquest
Early History of the Taillynd family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Taillynd research.Another 75 words (5 lines of text) covering the years 1150, 1160, 1180, 1642, 1619, 1708, 1685 and 1663 are included under the topic Early Taillynd History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Taillynd Spelling Variations
Cornish surnames are characterized by a multitude of spelling variations
. The frequent changes in surnames are due to the fact that the Old and Middle English languages lacked definite spelling rules. The official court languages, which were Latin and French, were also influential on the spelling of a surname. Since the spelling of surnames was rarely consistent in medieval times, and scribes and church officials recorded names as they sounded rather than adhering to any specific spelling rules, it was common to find the same individual referred to with different spellings of their surname in the ancient chronicles. Moreover, a large number of foreign names were brought into England
, which accelerated and accentuated the alterations to the spelling of various surnames. Lastly, spelling variations
often resulted from the linguistic differences between the people of Cornwall
and the rest of England
. The Cornish spoke a unique Brythonic Celtic
language which was first recorded in written documents during the 10th century. However, they became increasingly Anglicized, and Cornish became extinct as a spoken language in 1777, although it has been revived by Cornish patriots in the modern era. The name has been spelled Tallent, Talent, Tallen, Tallon, Tallant, Talant and others.
Early Notables of the Taillynd family (pre 1700)
Another 45 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Taillynd Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Taillynd family to Ireland
Some of the Taillynd family moved to Ireland
, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.Another 103 words (7 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Taillynd family to the New World and Oceana
An inquiry into the early roots of North American families reveals a number of immigrants bearing the name Taillynd or a variant listed above: Richard Tallent, who sailed to Barbados in 1697; Elizabeth Talant sailed to Nova Scotia in 1839; Mary Tallent sailed to Nova Scotia in 1843; Mrs. Tallent settled with Bessie in San Francisco in 1852.