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Where did the German Tallman family come from? What is the German Tallman family crest and coat of arms? When did the Tallman family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Tallman family history?


Spelling variations of this family name include: Thallmann, Thalmann, Thallman, Tallman, Talman and others.

First found in the Kingdom of Bohemia, where the name gained a significant reputation for its contribution to the emerging mediaeval society. It later became more prominent as many branches of the same house acquired distant estates and branches throughout Germany, always elevating their social status by their great contributions to society.


This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Tallman research. Another 215 words(15 lines of text) covering the years 1710 and 1735 are included under the topic Early Tallman History in all our PDF Extended History products.


Another 44 words(3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Tallman Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.


Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Tallman Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Emma Tallman, aged 35, who landed in America from London, in 1892
  • Henry Curtis Tallman, aged 56, who emigrated to the United States, in 1896

Tallman Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Albert W. Tallman, aged 41, who landed in America, in 1909
  • Lavina Tallman, who settled in America, in 1909
  • Louisa Tallman, aged 41, who emigrated to the United States, in 1910
  • Albert Tallman, aged 42, who settled in America, in 1910
  • Elizabeth D. Tallman, aged 26, who emigrated to the United States, in 1910


  • Patricia J. Tallman (b. 1957), American actress and stunt performer
  • Christian "Chris" Tallman (b. 1970), American actor and comedian
  • Robert Mathew "Bob" Tallman (b. 1947), American rodeo announcer
  • Frank Gifford Tallman (1919-1978), American stunt pilot who worked in Hollywood
  • Randolph Tallman (1939-2007), American voice actor
  • Richard C. Tallman (b. 1953), American federal judge for the United States Court of Appeals (2000-)
  • Warren Tallman (1921-1994), American-born poetry professor who inspired the Canadian Tish movement
  • William "Will" Tallman, American politician, Member of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives (2009-)
  • Peleg Tallman (1764-1840), American politician, United States Representative from Massachusetts
  • Clay Tallman (1874-1949), American Democratic politician, 33rd Commissioner of the General Land Office (1913-1921)



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  8. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
  9. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
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The Tallman Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Tallman 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.

This page was last modified on 10 February 2014 at 17:16.

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