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Tarkenton History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms




Early Origins of the Tarkenton family


The surname Tarkenton was first found in Cheshire at Torkington, a township, in the parish and union of Stockport, hundred of Macclesfield. [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
Now part of Greater Manchester, the township comprises 670 acres.

Early East Cheshire rolls had the following early entries for the family: Simon de Torkinton, 1225; Robert de Torkinton, 1225; and Thomas de Torkinton, 1357. [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
Bardsley, C.W, A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6)


Early History of the Tarkenton family


This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Tarkenton research.
Another 50 words (4 lines of text) covering the years 1517, 1511, 1517, 1517, 1883 and are included under the topic Early Tarkenton History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Tarkenton Spelling Variations


Spelling variations of this family name include: Torkington, Turkington and others.

Early Notables of the Tarkenton family (pre 1700)


Notables of the family at this time include Sir Richard Torkington ( fl. 1517), an English priest and pilgrim, presented in 1511 to the rectory of Mulberton in Norfolk by Sir Thomas Boleyn. "In 1517 he went on pilgrimage to the Holy Land, and of his journey he has left an account...
Another 61 words (4 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Tarkenton Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Migration of the Tarkenton family to Ireland


Some of the Tarkenton family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
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Migration of the Tarkenton family to the New World and Oceana


Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: John Tarkington, who settled in Baltimore County, Maryland with his wife Prudence, their son John, Jr. and wife Martha, and their son William Joshua; John Torkington settled in Philadelphia in 1856.

Contemporary Notables of the name Tarkenton (post 1700)


  • James Clinton Tarkenton (1885-1948), American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from North Carolina, 1932 [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, January 27) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • Francis Asbury "Fran" Tarkenton (b. 1940), American football player

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Citations


  1. ^ Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
  2. ^ Bardsley, C.W, A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6)
  3. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, January 27) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html


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