Temperton was first used as a surname in the Scottish/English Borderlands by the Strathclyde-Briton. The first Temperton family lived at the village of Templeton
in the county of Ayrshire.
Early Origins of the Temperton family
The surname Temperton was first found in Ayrshire
(Gaelic: Siorrachd Inbhir Àir), formerly a county in the southwestern Strathclyde region of Scotland
, that today makes up the Council Areas of South, East, and North Ayrshire
, where they held a family seat
from very ancient times, before and after the Norman Conquest
Early History of the Temperton family
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Temperton Spelling Variations
Medieval Scottish names are rife with spelling variations
. This is due to the fact that scribes in that era spelled according to the sound of words, rather than any set of rules. Temperton has been spelled Templeton, Tempilton, Templeton, Temperton and many more.
Early Notables of the Temperton family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Temperton family to Ireland
Some of the Temperton family moved to Ireland
, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.Another 209 words (15 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Temperton family to the New World and Oceana
Many Scots were left with few options other than to leave their homeland for the colonies across the Atlantic. Some of these families fought to defend their newfound freedom in the American War of Independence
. Others went north to Canada as United Empire Loyalists. The ancestors of all of these families have recently been able to rediscover their roots through Clan
societies and other Scottish organizations. Among them: John Templeton settled in New England
in 1771; Edward Templeton settled in New York State in 1804 along with Jane; William Templeton and his wife settled in New York in 1774.
Contemporary Notables of the name Temperton (post 1700)
- Rodney Lynn "Rod" Temperton (1947-2016), English songwriter, record producer, and musician, perhaps best known for his songs written for Michael Jackson including: "Rock with You", "Off the Wall", "Burn This Disco Out," and "Thriller"