The ancient Scottish name Templetone was first used by the Strathclyde-Briton people of the Scottish/English Borderlands. The original bearer of the name lived at the village of Templeton
in the county of Ayrshire.
Early Origins of the Templetone family
The surname Templetone 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 Templetone family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Templetone research.Another 151 words (11 lines of text) covering the years 1296, 1320 and 1500 are included under the topic Early Templetone History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Templetone Spelling Variations
Spelling and translation were hardly exact sciences in Medieval Scotland
. Sound, rather than any set of rules, was the basis for spellings, so one name was often spelled different ways even within a single document. Spelling variations
are thus an extremely common occurrence in Medieval Scottish names. Templetone has been spelled Templeton, Tempilton, Templeton, Temperton and many more.
Early Notables of the Templetone family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Templetone family to Ireland
Some of the Templetone 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 Templetone family to the New World and Oceana
Such hard times forced many to leave their homeland in search of opportunity across the Atlantic. Many of these families settled along the east coast of North America in communities that would become the backbones of the young nations of the United States and Canada. The ancestors of many of these families have rediscovered their roots in the 20th century through the establishment of Clan
societies and other patriotic 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.