Talbot History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms 

The surname Talbot is a ancient French surname that came from This name was devised in the region of Normandy.the ancient Germanic given name Talabert, meaning valley bright.

Early Origins of the Talbot family

The surname Talbot was first found in Normandy (French: Normandie), the former Duchy of Normandy, where this distinguished family held a family seat in the seigneurie of Lesieux. The first on record was Guillaume Talbot, descended from Hugh, Bishop of Lisieux, and was surnamed Taleboth. He was the youngest son of Guillaume, Comte of Exmes and became the Comte de Eu. This Hugh Taleboth in 1035 granted a charter to the Trinité du Mont. He was one of the Barons who joined Duke William of Normandy in the invasion of England in 1066. He married the daughter of Gerard de Gournay, of the great Norman branch, thereby founding the great historical house of Talbot. Hugh Talbot was castellan of Plessis in Normandy in 1119, and the Norman branches flourished and were benefactors of the Abbeys of Holy Trinity, Rouen, St.-Lo Rouen, Beaubec, Valmont, Bival, St.-Victor-en-Caux, Le Tréport, and Longueville.

Important Dates for the Talbot family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Talbot research. Another 92 words (7 lines of text) covering the years 1373, 1429, 1453, 1705, and 1789 are included under the topic Early Talbot History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Talbot Spelling Variations

Throughout the course of history most surnames have undergone changes for many reasons. During the early development of the French language, a son and father may not have chosen to spell their name the same way. Many are simple spelling changes by a person who gave his name, phonetically, to a scribe, priest, or recorder. Many names held prefixes or suffixes which became optional as they passed through the centuries, or were adopted by different branches to signify either a political or religious adherence. Hence, we have many spelling variations of this name, Talbot some of which are Talbot, Talbott, Talbout, Taleboth, Tallbot and many more.

Early Notables of the Talbot family (pre 1700)

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Talbot migration to the United States

In 1643, 109 years after the first landings by Cartier, there were only about 300 people in Quebec. Migration was slow. The fur trade attracted migrants, both noble and commoner. By 1675, there were 7000 French in Quebec. By the same year the French Acadian presence in the Maritimes had reached 500. The French founded Lower Canada, thus becoming one of the two great founding nations of Canada. The family name Talbot has made many distinguished contributions in France and New France to the world of science, culture, religion, and education. Amongst the settlers in North America with this distinguished name Talbot were

Talbot Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
  • William Talbot, who landed in America in 1620 [1]
  • Christopher Talbot, who settled in New England in 1663
  • Rich Talbot, who landed in Virginia in 1663 [1]
  • Richard Talbot, who arrived in Maryland in 1673 [1]
  • George Talbot, who arrived in Maryland in 1674 [1]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)
Talbot Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Benedict Talbot, who arrived in Virginia in 1703 [1]
Talbot Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Samuel W Talbot, aged 15, who landed in New York in 1812 [1]
  • Thomas Talbot, aged 18, who arrived in New York in 1818 [1]
  • Ellen Talbot, aged 25, who landed in America in 1821 [1]
  • Matthew Talbot, who landed in Texas in 1835 [1]
  • Hermensgildo Talbot, who landed in Mississippi in 1845 [1]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Talbot migration to Canada

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Talbot Settlers in Canada in the 17th Century
  • George Talbot, who settled in Trinity, Newfoundland, in 1675 [2]
  • Jean-Jacques Talbot, who settled in Quebec in 1698 from Normandy
  • Jean-Jacques Talbot, son of Nicolas and Marie, married Marie-Charlotte Sommereux, daughter of Noel and Jeanne, in Rivières-des-Prairies, Quebec in 1698 [3]
Talbot Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century
  • Jean-Jacques Talbot, son of Nicolas and Marie, married Catherine Lamarre, daughter of Pierre and Mare-Louise, in Saint-Thomas, Quebec on 28th April 1710 [3]
  • John Talbot, who settled in St. Pierre, Newfoundland in 1714 [2]
  • Jacques Talbot, son of Jean-Jacques and Marie-Charlotte, married Marguerite Meunier, daughter of François and Angélique, in Sainte-Anne-de-Beaupré, Quebec on 1st July 1726 [3]
  • Simon Talbot, son of Jean-Jacques and Marie-Charlotte, married Thérèse Alaire, daughter of Charles and Marie, in Saint-Vallier, Quebec on 27th July 1734 [3]
  • Joseph Talbot, son of Jean-Jacques and Catherine, married Marie-Madeleine Nolin, daughter of Gabriel and Marie-Madeleine, in Saint-Pierre-de-l'île-d'Orléans, Quebec on 19th October 1735 [3]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)
Talbot Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century
  • Miss. Mary Talbot, aged 2 who was emigrating through Grosse Isle Quarantine Station, Quebec aboard the ship "Saguenay" departing 5th June 1847 from Cork, Ireland; the ship arrived on 22nd August 1847 but she died on board [4]

Talbot migration to Australia

Emigration to Australia followed the First Fleets of convicts, tradespeople and early settlers. Early immigrants include:

Talbot Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
  • Ann Talbot, British convict from Britain, who was transported aboard the "Alexander" on November 4, 1815, settling in New South Wales, Australia [5]
  • Thomas Talbot, English convict from Bucks, who was transported aboard the "Adamant" on March 16, 1821, settling in New South Wales, Australia [6]
  • Frederick Talbot, English convict from Middlesex, who was transported aboard the "Andromeda" on November 13, 1832, settling in New South Wales, Australia [7]
  • Maria Talbot, aged 34, Irish convict from Dublin, who was transported aboard the "Arabian" in November 22nd, 1846, settling in Van Diemen's Land, Australia [8]
  • Charles Talbot, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Royal George" in 1848 [9]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Talbot migration to New Zealand

Emigration to New Zealand followed in the footsteps of the European explorers, such as Captain Cook (1769-70): first came sealers, whalers, missionaries, and traders. By 1838, the British New Zealand Company had begun buying land from the Maori tribes, and selling it to settlers, and, after the Treaty of Waitangi in 1840, many British families set out on the arduous six month journey from Britain to Aotearoa to start a new life. Early immigrants include:

Talbot Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
  • Mr. R. G. Talbot, Australian settler travelling from Port Phillip Bay, Victoria aboard the ship "Earl Stanhope" arriving in Wellington, New Zealand in 1840 [10]
  • R G Talbot, who landed in Wellington, New Zealand in 1840 aboard the ship Earl Stanhope
  • Mr. John Talbot, (b. 1815), aged 47, English farm labourer from Devonshire travelling from London aboard the ship "Zealandia" arriving in Lyttelton, Christchurch, South Island, New Zealand on 23rd May 1862 [11]
  • Mrs. Sarah Talbot, (b. 1817), aged 45, English settler from Devonshire travelling from London aboard the ship "Zealandia" arriving in Lyttelton, Christchurch, South Island, New Zealand on 23rd May 1862 [11]
  • Mr. John Talbot, (b. 1846), aged 16, English labourer from Devonshire travelling from London aboard the ship "Zealandia" arriving in Lyttelton, Christchurch, South Island, New Zealand on 23rd May 1862 [11]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Contemporary Notables of the name Talbot (post 1700)

  • Second Lieutenant Ralph Talbot (1897-1918), the first United States Marine Corps aviator to receive the Medal of Honor
  • David Talbot (b. 1951), American progressive journalist, bestselling author and media entrepreneur
  • Arthur Newell Talbot (1857-1942), American civil engineer considered to be a pioneer in the field of reinforced concrete
  • Catherine M. Talbot, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from California, 2000 [12]
  • Carmen Talbot, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from Michigan, 1988 [12]
  • Carlton A. Talbot, American politician, Candidate for Michigan State Senate 13th District, 1916 [12]
  • C. Westley Talbot, American politician, Burgess of West Chester, Pennsylvania, 1897-99 [12]
  • Bailey M. Talbot, American politician, Mayor of Troy, Alabama, 1906-07 [12]
  • Aubert Talbot, American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Louisiana, 1944 [12]
  • Adolphus Robert Talbot (b. 1859), American Republican politician, Member of Nebraska State Senate, 1887-90 [12]
  • ... (Another 55 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Historic Events for the Talbot family

HMS Prince of Wales
  • Mr. T. Talbot, British Ordinary Seaman, who sailed into battle on the HMS Prince of Wales and survived the sinking [13]
HMS Royal Oak
  • Frederick George Talbot (d. 1939), British Stoker 2nd Class with the Royal Navy aboard the HMS Royal Oak when she was torpedoed by U-47 and sunk; he died in the sinking [14]
RMS Titanic
  • Mr. George Frederick Charles. Talbot (d. 1912), aged 27, English Steward from Southampton, Hampshire who worked aboard the RMS Titanic and died in the sinking and was recovered by CS Mackay-Bennett [15]

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Citations

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  2. ^ Seary E.R., Family Names of the Island of Newfoundland, Montreal: McGill's-Queen's Universtity Press 1998 ISBN 0-7735-1782-0
  3. ^ Internoscia, Arthur E., and Claire Chevrier. Dictionnaire National des Canadiens Français 1608-1760. Vol. 2, Institut Drouin, 1958.
  4. ^ Charbonneau, André, and Doris Drolet-Dubé. A Register of Deceased Persons at Sea and on Grosse Île in 1847. The Minister of Canadian Heritage, 1997. ISBN: 0-660-198/1-1997E (p. 97)
  5. ^ State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2016, October 27) Alexander voyage to New South Wales, Australia in 1815 with 12 passengers. Retrieved from Alexander voyage to New South Wales, Australia in 1815 with 12 passengers
  6. ^ State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2016, October 27) Adamant voyage to New South Wales, Australia in 1821 with 144 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/adamant/1821
  7. ^ State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2014, November 27) Andromeda voyage to New South Wales, Australia in 1832 with 186 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/andromeda/1832
  8. ^ State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2015, January 8) Arabian voyage to Van Diemen's Land, Australia in 1846 with 26 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/arabian/1846
  9. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) ROYAL GEORGE 1848. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1848RoyalGeorge.htm
  10. ^ New Zealand Yesteryears Passenger Lists 1800 to 1900 (Retrieved 17th October 2018). Retrieved from http://www.yesteryears.co.nz/shipping/passlist.html
  11. ^ New Zealand Yesteryears Passenger Lists 1800 to 1900 (Retrieved 26th March 2019). Retrieved from http://www.yesteryears.co.nz/shipping/passlist.html
  12. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 20) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  13. ^ HMS Prince of Wales Crew members. (Retrieved 2014, April 9) . Retrieved from http://www.forcez-survivors.org.uk/biographies/listprincecrew.html
  14. ^ Ships hit by U-boats crew list HMS Royal Oak (08) - (Retrieved 2018 February, 9th) - retrieved from https://uboat.net/allies/merchants/crews/ship68.html
  15. ^ Titanic Passenger List - Titanic Facts. (Retrieved 2016, July 13) . Retrieved from http://www.titanicfacts.net/titanic-passenger-list.html
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