The chronicles of the Templetown family show that the name was first used in the Scottish/English Borderlands by the Strathclyde- Britons
. It was a name for a person who lived at the village of Templeton
in the county of Ayrshire.
Early Origins of the Templetown family
The surname Templetown 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 Templetown family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Templetown research.Another 151 words (11 lines of text) covering the years 1296, 1320 and 1500 are included under the topic Early Templetown History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Templetown Spelling Variations
The origin of rules governing the spelling of names and even words is a very recent innovation. Before that, words and names were spelled according to sound, and, therefore, often appeared under several different spelling variations
in a single document. Templetown has been spelled Templeton, Tempilton, Templeton, Temperton and many more.
Early Notables of the Templetown family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Templetown family to Ireland
Some of the Templetown 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 Templetown family to the New World and Oceana
The persecution faced in their homeland left many Scots with little to do but sail for the colonies of North America. There they found land, freedom, opportunity, and nations in the making. They fought for their freedom in the American War of Independence
, or traveled north to Canada as United Empire Loyalists. In both cases, they made enormous contributions to the formation of those great nations. 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.