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Tarkington History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms



Early Origins of the Tarkington family


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.

Early History of the Tarkington family


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Tarkington Spelling Variations


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

Early Notables of the Tarkington family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the Tarkington family to Ireland


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


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

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
  • William Clayborne Tarkington (1816-1895), American politician, Member of Indiana State Senate, 1855-62 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, January 27) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • John Stevenson Tarkington (1832-1923), American Republican politician, Member of Indiana State House of Representatives, 1863; Circuit Judge in Indiana, 1870-72 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, January 27) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • 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
  • John Tarkington Jameson (1889-1963), American politician, Member of Indiana State House of Representatives, 1921-22

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  1. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, January 27) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html

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