Scottish history reveals Templetom was first used as a surname by the Strathclyde-Briton people. It was a name for someone who lived at the village of Templeton
in the county of Ayrshire.
Early Origins of the Templetom family
The surname Templetom 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 Templetom family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Templetom research.Another 151 words (11 lines of text) covering the years 1296, 1320 and 1500 are included under the topic Early Templetom History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Templetom Spelling Variations
It is only in the last few hundred
years that rules have developed and the process of spelling according to sound has been abandoned. Scottish names from before that time tend to appear under many different spelling variations
. Templetom has been spelled Templeton, Tempilton, Templeton, Temperton and many more.
Early Notables of the Templetom family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Templetom family to Ireland
Some of the Templetom 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 Templetom family to the New World and Oceana
Unwelcome in their beloved homeland, many Scots sailed for the colonies of North America. There, they found land and freedom, and even the opportunity to make a new nation in the American War of Independence
. These Scottish settlers played essential roles in the founding of the United States, and the shaping of contemporary North America. 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.