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The Celtic origin of the name Tamblyn 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 Tamblyn features a double diminutive, formed from the suffixes -el and -in.

Tamblyn Early Origins



The surname Tamblyn 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 Mado c. Hence Tomlyn, which in the north of Wales was commonly replaced by an 'a' hence Tamlyn.

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Tamblyn Spelling Variations


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Tamblyn Spelling Variations



There are relatively few surnames native to Wales, but they have an inordinately large number of spelling variations. Early variations of Welsh surnames can be explained by the fact that very few people in the early Middle Ages were literate. Priests and the few other literate people were responsible for recording names in official documents. And because most people could not specific how to properly record their names it was up to the individual recorder of that time to determine how a spoken name should be recorded. Variations due to the imprecise or improper recording of a name continued later in history when names originally composed in the Brythonic Celtic, language of Wales, known by natives as Cymraeg, were transliterated into English. Welsh names that were documented in English often changed dramatically since the native language of Wales, which was highly inflected, did not copy well. Occasionally, however, spelling variations were carried out according to an individual's specific design: a branch loyalty within the family, a religious adherence, or even patriotic affiliations could be indicated by minor variations. The spelling variations of the name Tamblyn have included Tamblyn, Taplin, Tapling, Tomblyn, Tomlyn, Tomline and many more.

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Tamblyn Early History


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Tamblyn Early History



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

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Tamblyn Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Tamblyn Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 43 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Tamblyn Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Tamblyn In Ireland


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Tamblyn In Ireland



Some of the Tamblyn 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.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Tamblyn Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Henry Tamblyn arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Aboukir" in 1847
  • Nicholas Tamblyn arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Trafalgar" in 1847
  • Mary Jane Tamblyn arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Trafalgar" in 1847
  • Nichalos Tamblyn arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Trafalgar" in 1847
  • John Tamblyn arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Trafalgar" in 1847
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Tamblyn (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Tamblyn (post 1700)



  • George O. Tamblyn, American Democrat politician, Candidate for U.S. Representative from Washington 8th District, 1992
  • Christine Tamblyn (1951-1998), American feminist media artist, critic, and educator
  • Eddie Tamblyn (1907-1957), American actor, known for College Cuties (1930), The Girl Rush (1931) and The Freshman's Finish (1931), father of Russ Tamblyn
  • Bonnie Tamblyn (b. 1974), née Murray, American actress and composer, known for Time Wars (1993), Chatty Catties (2015) and The Talk (2010), wife of Russ Tamblyn
  • Larry Tamblyn (b. 1943), American composer, known for The Closing (2015) and Riot on Sunset Strip (1967)
  • Amber Rose Tamblyn (b. 1983), American Golden Globe and Primetime Emmy Award nominated actress, known for her work in 127 Hours (2010), Django Unchained (2012) and The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants (2005), daughter of Russ Tamblyn
  • Russ Tamblyn (b. 1934), American Golden Globe Award winning and Academy Award, Grammy Award and Laurel Award nominated actor, known for his work on Drive (2011), Django Unchained (2012) and West Side Story (1961)
  • Gordon Tamblyn, Canadian businessman and entrepreneur, founder of Tamblyn Drugs, a chain of pharmacies in Canada in 1904, currently owned by the Boots Group

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Motto


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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.


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
    2. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
    3. Thirsk, Joan ed. Et. Al. The Agrarian History of England and Wales. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press: 7 Volumes. Print.
    4. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
    5. Chadwick, Nora Kershaw and J.X.W.P Corcoran. The Celts. London: Penguin, 1790. Print. (ISBN 0140212116).
    6. Weis, Frederick Lewis, Walter Lee Sheppard and David Faris. Ancestral Roots of Sixty Colonists Who Came to New England Between 1623 and 1650 7th Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0806313676).
    7. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
    8. The Norman People and Their Existing Descendants in the British Dominions and the United States Of America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0636-X).
    9. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
    10. Burke, John Bernard Ed. The Roll of Battle Abbey. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    11. ...

    The Tamblyn Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Tamblyn 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.

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