Trimbel History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
According to family tradition, the Trimbel surname comes from when a member of the Rule family saved the life of King Robert the Bruce at Stirling Park from a charging bull by turning the bull's head. The grateful King decreed that in commemoration of the brave act the new name of the family would be Turnbull, and granted them an area of land then known as Bedrule. Other Etymology suggests that the name comes from the Old English Trumbald, meaning "strongly bold."
Early Origins of the Trimbel family
The surname Trimbel was first found in Roxburghshire where they held a family seat from early times and their first records appeared on the early census rolls taken by the early Kings of Scotland to determine the rate of taxation of their subjects.
Early History of the Trimbel family
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Trimbel Spelling Variations
Spelling variations of this family name include: Turnbull, Turnball, Trimble, Trimbell, Trumbell, Trumbill, Turnbul and many more.
Early Notables of the Trimbel family
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Migration of the Trimbel family to Ireland
Some of the Trimbel family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
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Migration of the Trimbel family
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Thomas and William Turnbull settled in New Jersey in 1685; John Turnbull settled in Annapolis, Maryland in 1753; William Turnbull settled in Bonavista, Newfoundland in 1765.
|Contemporary Notables of the name Trimbel (post 1700)
- Joseph Trimbel Rothrock (1839-1922), American environmentalist, known as the "Father of Forestry," Commissioner of the Pennsylvania Department of Forests and Waters (1895-1904), eponym of Rothrock State Park, Pennsylvania