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

Tamlyn Early Origins



The surname Tamlyn 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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Tamlyn Spelling Variations


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Tamlyn Spelling Variations



Although there are not an extremely large number Welsh surnames, there are an inordinately large number of spelling variations of those surnames. This variety of spellings began almost immediately after the acceptance of surnames within Welsh society. As time progressed, these old Brythonic names were eventually were recorded in English. This process was problematic in that many of the highly inflected sounds of the native language of Wales could not be properly captured in English. Some families, however, did decide to modify their own names to indicate a branch loyalty within the family, a religious adherence, or even a patriotic affiliation. The name Tamlyn has seen various spelling variations: Tamblyn, Taplin, Tapling, Tomblyn, Tomlyn, Tomline and many more.

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Tamlyn Early History


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Tamlyn Early History



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

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Tamlyn Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Tamlyn Early Notables (pre 1700)



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

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Tamlyn In Ireland


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Tamlyn In Ireland



Some of the Tamlyn 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



The Welsh migration to North America in the late 19th and early 20th centuries contributed greatly to its rapid development. These migrants were in search of land, work, and freedom. Those Welsh families that survived the long ocean journey were critical to the development of new industries and factories, and to the quick settlement of land. They also added to an ever-growing rich cultural heritage. A search of the immigration and passenger lists has shown a number of people bearing the name Tamlyn: Henry Tomlin, who arrived in Virginia in 1638; Robert Tomlin arrived in Maryland in 1685; Matthew Tomlin arrived in Virginia in 1636; Sara Thomblin arrived in Virginia in 1650.

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Contemporary Notables of the name Tamlyn (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Tamlyn (post 1700)



  • Ann D. Tamlyn, American Democrat politician, Candidate for U.S. Representative from Maryland 1st District, 2002

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Tamlyn Historic Events


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Tamlyn Historic Events




RMS Titanic

  • Mr. Frederick Tamlyn (d. 1912), aged 23, English Mess Steward from Southampton, Hampshire who worked aboard the RMS Titanic and died in the sinking and was recovered by CS Mackay-Bennett

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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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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
    2. Bowman, George Ernest. The Mayflower Reader A Selection of Articales from The Mayflower Descendent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    3. Markale, J. Celtic Civilization. London: Gordon & Cremonesi, 1976. Print.
    4. Leeson, Francis L. Dictionary of British Peerages. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1121-5).
    5. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    6. Ingram, Rev. James. Translator Anglo-Saxon Chronicle 1823. Print.
    7. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    8. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
    9. Evans, Gwynfor. Wales: A History: 2000 Years of Welsh History. New York: Barnes and Noble, 1996. Print. (ISBN 0-76070-120-2).
    10. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
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    The Tamlyn Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Tamlyn 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 24 August 2016 at 16:10.

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