Templeton History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms 

The age-old Scottish surname Templeton was first used by the Strathclyde-Briton people. The Templeton family lived at the village of Templeton in the county of Ayrshire.

Early Origins of the Templeton family

The surname Templeton 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 in 1066.

Important Dates for the Templeton family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Templeton research. Another 76 words (5 lines of text) covering the years 1296, 1320 and 1500 are included under the topic Early Templeton History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Templeton Spelling Variations

In Medieval times, spelling and translation were not nearly so highly developed as today. They were generally carried out according to the sound and intuition of the bearer. For that reason spelling variations are extremely common among early Scottish names. Templeton has been spelled Templeton, Tempilton, Templeton, Temperton and many more.

Early Notables of the Templeton family (pre 1700)

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Migration of the Templeton family to Ireland

Some of the Templeton family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
Another 111 words (8 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Templeton migration to the United States

Unrest, poverty, and persecution caused thousands to look for opportunity and freedom in the North American colonies. The crossing was long, overcrowded, and unsanitary, though, and came only at great expense. Many Strathclyde families settled on the east coast of North America in communities that would form the backbone of what would become the great nations of the United States and Canada. The American War of Independence caused those who remained loyal to England to move north to Canada as United Empire Loyalists. In the 20th century, Strathclyde and other Scottish families across North America began to recover their collective heritage through highland games and Clan societies. Among them:

Templeton Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
  • James Templeton, who landed in New Jersey in 1685 [1]
Templeton Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Adam Templeton, who landed in New England in 1735 [1]
  • Janet Templeton, who arrived in New England in 1735 [1]
  • Allen Templeton, who arrived in New England in 1736-1737 [1]
  • Margaret Templeton, who arrived in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1746 [1]
  • John Templeton, who settled in New England in 1771
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)
Templeton Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Edward Templeton, who settled in New York State in 1804 along with Jane
  • Jane Templeton, aged 18, who landed in New York, NY in 1804 [1]
  • Edw Templeton, aged 20, who landed in New York, NY in 1804 [1]
  • Isabella Templeton, aged 36, who arrived in Barnstable, Massachusetts in 1822 [1]
  • John Templeton, who landed in New York in 1822 [1]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Templeton migration to Canada

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Templeton Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century
  • Robert Templeton, who landed in Canada in 1828
Templeton Settlers in Canada in the 20th Century
  • Robert Templeton of Glen Luce in Scotland died in St. John's, Newfoundland in 1904 [2]

Templeton migration to Australia

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

Templeton Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
  • Mary Templeton, aged 18, a domestic servant, who arrived in South Australia in 1855 aboard the ship "Admiral Boxer"
  • Sarah Templeton, aged 19, a domestic servant, who arrived in South Australia in 1856 aboard the ship "Fitzjames"
  • Elizabeth Templeton, aged 18, a domestic servant, who arrived in South Australia in 1856 aboard the ship "Fitzjames"

Templeton 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:

Templeton Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
  • Mrs. Ellen Templeton, (b. 1839), aged 25, British settler travelling from Gravesend, UK aboard the ship "British Empire" arriving in Lyttelton, South Island, New Zealand on 6th September 1864 [3]
  • Mr. William Templeton, (b. 1841), aged 23, British Ploughman travelling from Gravesend, UK aboard the ship "British Empire" arriving in Lyttelton, South Island, New Zealand on 6th September 1864 [3]
  • Samuel Henry Templeton, aged 22, who arrived in Lyttelton, New Zealand aboard the ship "Apelles" in 1874
  • Miss Agnes Templeton, (b. 1857), aged 21, Scottish settler travelling from Glasgow aboard the ship "Invercargill" arriving in New Zealand on 2nd October 1878, en-route to Ivercargill, South Island, New Zealand [3]
  • Mr. William Templeton, (b. 1846), aged 33, Irish porter, from Antrim travelling from Clyde aboard the ship "Nelson" arriving in Invercargill, Southland, South Island, New Zealand on 28th August 1879 [3]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Contemporary Notables of the name Templeton (post 1700)

  • Fay Templeton (1865-1939), American stage actress
  • James M. Templeton, American politician, Prohibition Candidate for Governor of North Carolina, 1892
  • James M. Templeton, American politician, Member of Missouri State House of Representatives from Atchison County, 1875-76
  • James A. Templeton, American politician, Member of New Jersey State House of Assembly from Hudson County, 1921
  • Jai Jeffrey Templeton (b. 1972), American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from Tennessee, 2004
  • J. S. Templeton, American Republican politician, Member of Illinois Republican State Central Committee, 1925
  • J. M. Templeton Jr., American Democrat politician, Member of North Carolina State House of Representatives from Wake County, 1921-22
  • David A. Templeton, American Republican politician, Postmaster at Washington, Pennsylvania, 1906-10
  • Charles Augustus Templeton (1871-1955), American Republican politician, Merchant; Member of Connecticut State Senate 15th District, 1919-20; Delegate to Republican National Convention from Connecticut, 1920; Lieutenant Governor of Connecticut, 1921-23; Governor of Connecticut, 1923-25
  • Chambers O. Templeton, American Republican politician, Member of Pennsylvania State Senate 30th District, 1907-10
  • ... (Another 27 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Citations

  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. ^ Seary E.R., Family Names of the Island of Newfoundland, Montreal: McGill's-Queen's Universtity Press 1998 ISBN 0-7735-1782-0
  3. ^ New Zealand Yesteryears Passenger Lists 1800 to 1900 (Retrieved 17th October 2018). Retrieved from http://www.yesteryears.co.nz/shipping/passlist.html
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