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.
Early Origins of the Tamlyn family
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 Madoc. Hence Tomlyn, which in the north of Wales
was commonly replaced by an 'a' hence Tamlyn.
Early History of the Tamlyn family
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.
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.
Early Notables of the Tamlyn family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Tamlyn family to 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.
Migration of the Tamlyn family to the New World and Oceana
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.
Contemporary Notables of the name Tamlyn (post 1700)
- Ann D. Tamlyn, American Democrat politician, Candidate for U.S. Representative from Maryland 1st District, 2002 CITATION[CLOSE]
The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 20) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
Historic Events for the Tamlyn family
- 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 CITATION[CLOSE]
Titanic Passenger List - Titanic Facts. (Retrieved 2016, July 13) . Retrieved from http://www.titanicfacts.net/titanic-passenger-list.html
The Tamlyn 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.