Templeman History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Templeman family

The surname Templeman was first found in Dorset where they held a family seat from very ancient times before and after the Norman Conquest in 1066. The name derived anciently from Leofric, Earls of Chester, and Earls of Mercia.

Early History of the Templeman family

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Templeman Spelling Variations

Until quite recently, the English language has lacked a definite system of spelling rules. Consequently, Anglo-Saxon surnames are characterized by a multitude of spelling variations. Changes in Anglo-Saxon names were influenced by the evolution of the English language, as it incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other languages. Although Medieval scribes and church officials recorded names as they sounded, so it is common to find one person referred to by several different spellings of his surname, even the most literate people varied the spelling of their own names. Variations of the name Templeman include Templeman, Templemane and others.

Early Notables of the Templeman family (pre 1700)

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United States Templeman migration to the United States +

Searching for a better life, many English families migrated to British colonies. Unfortunately, the majority of them traveled under extremely harsh conditions: overcrowding on the ships caused the majority of the immigrants to arrive diseased, famished, and destitute from the long journey across the ocean. For those families that arrived safely, modest prosperity was attainable, and many went on to make invaluable contributions to the development of the cultures of the new colonies. Research into the origins of individual families in North America revealed records of the immigration of a number of people bearing the name Templeman or a variant listed above:

Templeman Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Conrad Templeman, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1743 [1]
  • William Templeman who settled in Carolina in 1774
  • Edward Templeman, who settled in Maryland in 1774
  • William Templeman, aged 28, who arrived in Carolina in 1774 [1]
Templeman Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • John Templeman, who landed in America in 1807 [1]

Canada Templeman migration to Canada +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Templeman Settlers in Canada in the 20th Century
  • Reverend Evered Marsh Wigram Templeman who settled in St. Matthews, Quebec, Canada, in 1906

Australia Templeman migration to Australia +

Emigration to Australia followed the First Fleets of convicts, tradespeople and early settlers. Early immigrants include:

Templeman Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

New Zealand Templeman migration to New Zealand +

Emigration to New Zealand followed in the footsteps of the European explorers, such as Captain Cook (1769-70): first came sealers, whalers, missionaries, and traders. By 1838, the British New Zealand Company had begun buying land from the Maori tribes, and selling it to settlers, and, after the Treaty of Waitangi in 1840, many British families set out on the arduous six month journey from Britain to Aotearoa to start a new life. Early immigrants include:

Templeman Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
  • James H. Templeman, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Isle of Bute" in 1879

Contemporary Notables of the name Templeman (post 1700) +

  • Clark "Shorty" Templeman (1919-1962), American racecar driver
  • Ted Templeman (b. 1944), American record producer
  • Simon Templeman, American voice actor
  • Peter Templeman (1711-1769), English physician, eldest son of Peter Templeman (d. 1749), a solicitor at Dorchester
  • Geoffrey Templeman CBE, DL, FSA (1914-1988), English former Vice Chancellor, University of Kent
  • Mr. Peter Andrew Templeman B.E.M., British Curriculum Technician in Carpentry and Joinery for Oaklands College in Hertfordshire was appointed the British Empire Medal on 8th June 2018, for services to Technical Education
  • David Alan Templeman (b. 1965), Australian politician
  • Chris Templeman (b. 1980), Scottish footballer
  • William Templeman PC (1842-1914), Canadian newspaper editor and politician
  • Hon. Sir Sydney William Templeman MBE, PC, (b. 1920), Baron Templeman, British judge, Lord of Appeal in Ordinary (1982 to 1995) [3]

  1. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  2. ^ State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2016, October 27) Asia 1 voyage to Van Diemen's Land, Australia in 1824 with 9 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/asia/1824
  3. ^ Sydney Templeman. (Retrieved 2010, September 27) Sydney Templeman. Retrieved from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sydney_Templeman,_Baron_Templeman

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