Cornwall, a rugged coastal region in southwestern England. Quite distinct from Devon, the adjoining county, Cornwall had its own spoken language until the late 18th century. The Talint history began here. The manner in which hereditary surnames arose is interesting. Local surnames were derived from where the original bearer lived, was born, or held land. Unlike most Celtic peoples, who favored patronymic names, the Cornish predominantly used local surnames. The Talint family originally lived in the parish of Talland in the county of Cornwall.
Early Origins of the Talint family
Cornwall where they held a family seat from very ancient times, before and after the Norman Conquest in 1066.
Early History of the Talint family
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Talint Spelling Variations
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 Talint family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Talint family to Ireland
Some of the Talint family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
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Migration of the Talint family to the New World and Oceana
Discovered in the immigration and passenger lists were a number of people bearing the name Talint: 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.
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