The ancient Anglo-Saxon
culture once found in Britain is the soil from which the many generations of the Tallmarsh family have grown. The name Tallmarsh was given to a member of the family who was a person who habitually wore a knapsack or other type of pack carried on the back. The surname Tallmarsh is derived from the Old French word talemache,
which means knapsack. Nickname
surnames often referred to the bearer's favored style of clothing.
Early Origins of the Tallmarsh family
The surname Tallmarsh was first found in Suffolk
where, according to Doctor Bosworth, they were amongst the first Angles that settled in Suffolk
. On their manor house at Bentley, near Ipswich there was the following inscription "Before the Normans
came, Bentley was my seat, and Tollemache was my name." CITATION[CLOSE]
Lowe, Mark Anthony, Patronymica Britannica, A Dictionary of Family Names of the United Kingdom. London: John Russel Smith, 1860. Print.
Early History of the Tallmarsh family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Tallmarsh research.Another 119 words (8 lines of text) covering the years 1200, 1611, 1821, 1624, 1669, 1651, 1694, 1624 and 1669 are included under the topic Early Tallmarsh History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Tallmarsh Spelling Variations
Sound was what guided spelling in the essentially pre-literate Middle Ages, so one person's name was often recorded under several variations during a single lifetime. Also, before the advent of the printing press and the first dictionaries, the English language was not standardized. Therefore, spelling variations
were common, even among the names of the most literate people. Known variations of the Tallmarsh family name include Talmach, Talmage, Talmash, Tammadge, Tammage, Tallemach, Tollemache, Tolmage and many more.
Early Notables of the Tallmarsh family (pre 1700)
Another 50 words (4 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Tallmarsh Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Tallmarsh family to the New World and Oceana
For political, religious, and economic reasons, thousands of English families boarded ships for Ireland
, the Canadas, the America colonies, and many of smaller tropical colonies in the hope of finding better lives abroad. Although the passage on the cramped, dank ships caused many to arrive in the New World diseased and starving, those families that survived the trip often went on to make valuable contributions to those new societies to which they arrived. Early immigrants bearing the Tallmarsh surname or a spelling variation of the name include :
Tallmarsh Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
- William Tallmarsh, who settled in Jamaica in 1722
The Tallmarsh Motto
The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.
Motto: Confido conquiesco
Motto Translation: I trust and am contented.