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Telfer Early Origins



The surname Telfer was first found in Huntingdon, where they were descended from Taillefer of Normandy, jester to King William, Duke of Normandy, who asked the Duke for a favor at Hastings. Telfer put his horse to the gallop charging before all the rest to the amazement of the English soldiers. "A name of great antiquity. The exploits of the noble jouglere Taillefer at the battle of Hastings are well-known. William, Count of Angoulesme, in a battle against the Northmen engaged their king Storis, and with one stroke of his sword Durissima, forged by the great Wayland Smith, cut in two his body and cuirass. Hence he acquired the sobriquet of Taillefer, or 'cut iron.' " [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Lowe, Mark Anthony, Patronymica Britannica, A Dictionary of Family Names of the United Kingdom. London: John Russel Smith, 1860. Print.
He was granted lands in Huntingdon, but was invited by David, Earl of Huntingdon, later to be King of Scotland, to attend him in Scotland and was granted lands in Lanarkshire.

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Telfer Spelling Variations


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Telfer Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Telfer, Talfer, Telford, Telpher, Talifero, Tailyefer, Telfair and many more.

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Telfer Early History


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Telfer Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Telfer research. Another 145 words (10 lines of text) covering the years 1150, 1500, 1643 and 1683 are included under the topic Early Telfer History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Telfer Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Telfer Early Notables (pre 1700)



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Telfer In Ireland


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Telfer In Ireland



Some of the Telfer family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 101 words (7 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:

Telfer Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • John Telfer, who settled in Philadelphia in 1856
  • Thomas Telfer, aged 25, who landed in America, in 1893
  • William Telfer, aged 26, who landed in America, in 1893

Telfer Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Grace Telfer, aged 59, who settled in America from Glasgow, in 1905
  • Elizabeth Telfer, aged 50, who emigrated to the United States from Glasgow, in 1906
  • Catherine Telfer, aged 65, who settled in America from Ayr, Scotland, in 1907
  • James Telfer, aged 70, who emigrated to America from Ayr, Scotland, in 1907
  • Jean Telfer, aged 17, who landed in America from Ayr, Scotland, in 1907
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Telfer Settlers in Canada in the 20th Century

  • Alexander Telfer, aged 72, who settled in Canada, in 1905
  • Frank Hartley Telfer, aged 33, who emigrated to Winnipeg, Canada, in 1911
  • Henry Telfer, aged 58, who emigrated to Westmount, Canada, in 1913
  • Agnes Telfer, aged 54, who settled in Westmount, Canada, in 1913
  • Thomas Telfer, aged 27, who settled in Toronto, Canada, in 1916
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Telfer Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • James Telfer, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Prince George" in 1838 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) PRINCE GEORGE 1838. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1838PrinceGeorge-London.htm
  • Elizabeth Telfer, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Prince George" in 1838 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) PRINCE GEORGE 1838. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1838PrinceGeorge-London.htm
  • Esther Telfer, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Prince George" in 1838 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) PRINCE GEORGE 1838. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1838PrinceGeorge-London.htm
  • Francis Telfer, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Prince George" in 1838 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) PRINCE GEORGE 1838. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1838PrinceGeorge-London.htm
  • Jean Telfer, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Prince George" in 1838 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) PRINCE GEORGE 1838. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1838PrinceGeorge-London.htm
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Telfer (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Telfer (post 1700)



  • Robert Sutherland Telfer (b. 1977), American actor
  • Robbie Q Telfer, American poet
  • Robert "Bob" Telfer, Scottish footballer, referee, coach and administrator
  • Garry Telfer (b. 1965), Scottish professional association footballer from Dumfries, South West Scotland
  • Colin McLeod Telfer (b. 1947), Scottish rugby union player
  • Willie Telfer (b. 1925), Scottish former football player and manager
  • James "Jim" Telfer (b. 1940), Scottish rugby coach
  • Paul Telfer (b. 1971), Scottish footballer
  • Nancy Telfer (b. 1950), Canadian choral conductor, music educator and composer
  • David Telfer (b. 1988), Ghanaian footballer
  • ... (Another 4 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Citations


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  1. ^ Lowe, Mark Anthony, Patronymica Britannica, A Dictionary of Family Names of the United Kingdom. London: John Russel Smith, 1860. Print.
  2. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) PRINCE GEORGE 1838. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1838PrinceGeorge-London.htm

Other References

  1. Catholic Directory For Scotland. Glasgow: Burns Publications. Print.
  2. Innes, Thomas and Learney. Scots Heraldry A Practical Handbook on the Historical Principles and Mordern Application of the Art and Science. London: Oliver and Boyd, 1934. Print.
  3. Shaw, William A. Knights of England A Complete Record from the Earliest Time to the Present Day of the Knights of all the Orders of Chivalry in England, Scotland, Ireland and Knights Bachelors 2 Volumes. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print. (ISBN 080630443X).
  4. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
  5. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Landed Gentry Including American Families with British Ancestry 2 Volumes. London: Burke Publishing, 1939. Print.
  6. Moncrieffe, Sir Ian of That Ilk and Don Pottinger. Clan Map Scotland of Old. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1983. Print.
  7. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Peerage and Baronetage, The Privy Council, Knightage and Compainonage. London: Burke Publishing, 1921. Print.
  8. Bell, Robert. The Book of Ulster Surnames. Belfast: Blackstaff, 1988. Print. (ISBN 10-0856404160).
  9. Fairbairn,. Fairbain's book of Crests of the Families of Great Britain and Ireland, 4th Edition 2 volumes in one. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1968. Print.
  10. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Scotch Irish Pioneers In Ulster and America. Montana: Kessinger Publishing. Print.
  11. ...

The Telfer Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Telfer 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.

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