Early Origins of the Tarn family
The surname Tarn was first found in Aberdeenshire
(Gaelic: Siorrachd Obar Dheathain), a historic county, and present day Council Area of Aberdeen, located in the Grampian region of northeastern Scotland
, where they held a family seat
in their territories. The Pictish influence on Scottish history diminished after Kenneth Macalpine became King of all Scotland
. But those east coast families still played an important role in government and were more accessible to Government than their western highland counterparts. Allegiances were important to Scottish middle age survival. The first of the surname on record was Adam Turin in the year 1323 in Fyvin.
Early History of the Tarn family
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Tarn Spelling Variations
of this family name include: Turing, Turin, Torn, Tarn, Thurin, Thuring, Turyn, Turyne, Turing and many more.
Early Notables of the Tarn family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Tarn family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Tarn Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
- Stephen Tarn, who settled in Illinois in 1855
The Tarn 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: Audentes fortuna juvat
Motto Translation: Fortune Assists the Daring.