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Tarkington Early Origins



The surname Tarkington was first found in Cheshire where they held a family seat from very ancient times, some say before the Norman Conquest in 1066.

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Tarkington Spelling Variations


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Tarkington Spelling Variations



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

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Tarkington Early History


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Tarkington Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Tarkington research. Another 224 words (16 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Tarkington History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Tarkington Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Tarkington Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Tarkington Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Tarkington In Ireland


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Tarkington In Ireland



Some of the Tarkington family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 147 words (10 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:

Tarkington Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • John Tarkington, who settled in Baltimore County, Maryland with his wife Prudence, their son John Jr. with his wife Martha, and their son William Joshua about 1668; they were granted 250 acres in Baltimore County

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Contemporary Notables of the name Tarkington (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Tarkington (post 1700)



  • Newton Booth Tarkington (1869-1946), American novelist and dramatist best known for his Pulitzer Prize-winning novels
  • Rockne Booth Tarkington (b. 1931), American stage, film and television actor, known for his roles in Black Samson (1974), Wyatt Earp (1994) and The Ice Pirates (1984)
  • Joseph Arthur Tarkington, American founder and builder of the Tarkington automobile in 1920; he built 6 vehicles but was unable to get funding for mass production
  • William Clayborne Tarkington (1816-1895), American politician, Member of Indiana State Senate, 1855-62
  • John Stevenson Tarkington (1832-1923), American Republican politician, Member of Indiana State House of Representatives, 1863; Circuit Judge in Indiana, 1870-72

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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
    2. Dunkling, Leslie. Dictionary of Surnames. Toronto: Collins, 1998. Print. (ISBN 0004720598).
    3. Library of Congress. American and English Genealogies in the Library of Congress. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1967. Print.
    4. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    5. Mills, A.D. Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4).
    6. Cook, Chris. English Historical Facts 1603-1688. London: MacMillan, 1980. Print.
    7. Reaney P.H and R.M. Wilson. A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X).
    8. Marcharn, Frederick George. A Constitutional History of Modern England 1485 to the Present. London: Harper and Brothers, 1960. Print.
    9. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
    10. Papworth, J.W and A.W Morant. Ordinary of British Armorials. London: T.Richards, 1874. Print.
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    The Tarkington Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Tarkington 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 5 September 2016 at 07:10.

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