The Celtic origin of the name Tamblin was long ago developed in Wales
. This surname comes from the names Tam, Thom, and Tom, which are pet forms of the personal name
Thomas. The surname Tamblin features a double diminutive, formed from the suffixes -el and -in.
Early Origins of the Tamblin family
The surname Tamblin was first found in Breconshire
(Welsh: Sir Frycheiniog), a traditional county in southern Wales
, which takes its name from the Welsh
kingdom of Brycheiniog (5th-10th centuries), where they were conjecturally descended from Elystan Glodrydd, Prince of Fferllys, through Thomas of Llyn Madoc. Hence Tomlyn, which in the north of Wales
was commonly replaced by an 'a' hence Tamlyn.
Early History of the Tamblin family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Tamblin research.Another 181 words (13 lines of text) covering the years 1563, 1650, 1621, 1629, 1750, 1828, 1787 and 1820 are included under the topic Early Tamblin History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Tamblin Spelling Variations
have an extremely large amount of spelling variations
of their native surnames to their credit. It was up to the priest or the scribe taking the official records to determine how the spoken name was to be made literal. As time progressed, the old Brythonic names of Wales
were recorded in English, which was especially problematic since the English language had extreme difficulty recording the highly inflected sounds of Cymraeg. Spelling variations
were, however, also carried out according to an individual's design: a branch loyalty within the family, a religious adherence, or even patriotic affiliations could be indicated by spelling variations of one's name. The spelling variations of the name Tamblin have included Tamblyn, Taplin, Tapling, Tomblyn, Tomlyn, Tomline and many more.
Early Notables of the Tamblin family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Tamblin family to Ireland
Some of the Tamblin family moved to Ireland
, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.Another 125 words (9 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Tamblin family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Tamblin Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
- Michael Tamblin, aged 44, a labourer, who arrived in South Australia in 1850 aboard the ship "Trafalgar" CITATION[CLOSE]
State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) TRAFALGAR 1850. Retrieved http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1850Trafalgar-March.htm
Contemporary Notables of the name Tamblin (post 1700)
- John W. Tamblin, American politician, Member of New York State Assembly from Jefferson County, 1837, 1842; Member of New York State Senate 21st District, 1848-49 CITATION[CLOSE]
The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 20) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
The Tamblin 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: Quondam his vicimus armis
Motto Translation: We formerly conquered with these arms.