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The Atlantic Ocean to the north and west and the English Channel to the south borders Cornwall, the homeland to the Tallon family name. Even though the usage of surnames was common during the Middle Ages, all English people were known only by a single name in early times. The manner in which hereditary surnames arose is interesting. Local surnames are derived from where the original bearer lived, was born, or held land. The Tallon family originally lived in the parish of Talland in the county of Cornwall.

Tallon Early Origins



The surname Tallon was first found in Cornwall where they held a family seat from very ancient times, before and after the Norman Conquest in 1066.

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Tallon Spelling Variations


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Tallon 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.

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Tallon Early History


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Tallon Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Tallon 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 Tallon History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Tallon Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Tallon Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 45 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Tallon Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Tallon In Ireland


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Tallon In Ireland



Some of the Tallon 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.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



The records on immigrants and ships' passengers show a number of people bearing the name Tallon:

Tallon Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Henry Tallon, moved to Allegheny County in 1843
  • Henry Tallon, who arrived in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1843
  • Margaret Tallon, aged 28, arrived in New York, NY in 1893
  • Margaret Tallon sailed to New York in 1893
  • Annie Tallon, aged 22, who settled in America from Drogheda, in 1894

Tallon Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Emily Tallon, aged 41, who landed in America from Derby, in 1903
  • Flora Iona Mc Donald Tallon, aged 9, who emigrated to the United States from Windermere, in 1905
  • Charles Tallon, aged 42, who emigrated to the United States from Longton, England, in 1910
  • Elizabeth Tallon, aged 36, who landed in America from Dublin, Ireland, in 1914
  • Florence Tallon, aged 19, who settled in America from London, England, in 1914
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Tallon Settlers in Canada in the 17th Century

  • Antoine Tallon, who landed in Acadia in 1685

Tallon Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • James Augustine Tallon, who landed in Nova Scotia in 1829
  • James Augustine Tallon sailed to Nova Scotia in 1829

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Contemporary Notables of the name Tallon (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Tallon (post 1700)



  • Robert Mooneyhan "Robin" Tallon (b. 1946), American politician from South Carolina
  • James R. Tallon (b. 1941), American politician
  • Robert Mooneyhan Tallon Jr. (b. 1946), American Democrat politician, Member of South Carolina State House of Representatives, 1980-82; U.S. Representative from South Carolina 6th District, 1983-93
  • Neil P. Tallon, American Democrat politician, Candidate for U.S. Representative from New York 24th District, 1998, 2000
  • William John Stephenson Tallon RVM (1935-2007), Royal steward
  • Liam Tallon, Australian rugby league player
  • Gary Tallon (b. 1973), Irish footballer
  • Don Tallon (1916-1984), Australian cricketer
  • Dale Tallon (b. 1950), Canadian NHL hockey defenceman
  • Brendan Tallon, Irish footballer

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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Burke, Sir Bernard. General Armory Of England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today. Print.
    2. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
    3. Sanders, Joanne McRee Edition. English Settlers in Barbados 1637-1800. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    4. Bowman, George Ernest. The Mayflower Reader A Selection of Articales from The Mayflower Descendent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    5. Crispin, M. Jackson and Leonce Mary. Falaise Roll Recording Prominent Companions of William Duke of Normandy at the Conquest of England. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    6. Markale, J. Celtic Civilization. London: Gordon & Cremonesi, 1976. Print.
    7. Bede, The Venerable. Historia Ecclesiatica Gentis Anglorum (The Ecclesiastical History Of the English People). Available through Internet Medieval Sourcebook the Fordham University Centre for Medieval Studies. Print.
    8. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
    9. Fairbairn. Fairbain's book of Crests of the Families of Great Britain and Ireland, 4th Edition 2 volumes in one. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1968. Print.
    10. Hanks, Hodges, Mills and Room. The Oxford Names Companion. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2002. Print. (ISBN 0-19-860561-7).
    11. ...

    The Tallon Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Tallon 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 20 October 2015 at 10:27.

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