In ancient Scotland
, Templetoom was a Strathclyde-Briton name for someone who lived at the village of Templeton
in the county of Ayrshire.
Early Origins of the Templetoom family
The surname Templetoom 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 Templetoom family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Templetoom research.Another 151 words (11 lines of text) covering the years 1296, 1320 and 1500 are included under the topic Early Templetoom History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Templetoom Spelling Variations
Prior to the first dictionaries, scribes spelled words according to sound. This, and the fact that Scottish names were repeatedly translated from Gaelic to English and back, contributed to the enormous number of spelling variations
in Scottish names. Templetoom has been spelled Templeton, Tempilton, Templeton, Temperton and many more.
Early Notables of the Templetoom family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Templetoom family to Ireland
Some of the Templetoom 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 Templetoom family to the New World and Oceana
In such difficult times, the difficulties of raising the money to cross the Atlantic to North America did not seem so large compared to the problems of keeping a family together in Scotland
. It was a journey well worth the cost, since it was rewarded with land and freedom the Scots could not find at home. The American War of Independence
solidified that freedom, and many of those settlers went on to play important parts in the forging of a great nation. 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.