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The surname Templar was first found in Devon where they held a family seat from very ancient times, before and after the Norman Conquest in 1066.
It is only in the last few hundred years that the English language has been standardized. For that reason, early Anglo-Saxon surnames like Templar are characterized by many spelling variations. As the English language changed and incorporated elements of other European languages, even literate people changed the spelling of their names. Scribes and monks in the Middle Ages spelled names they sounded, so it is common to find several variations that refer to a single person. The variations of the name Templar include: Templer, Templar and others.
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Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Templar Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
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: Nihil sine labore
Motto Translation: Nothing without labour.
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