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Origins Available: English, Scottish


According to family tradition, the Trimble 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."

Trimble Early Origins



The surname Trimble 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.

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Trimble Spelling Variations


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Trimble Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Turnbull, Turnball, Trimble, Trimbell, Trumbell, Trumbill, Turnbul and many more.

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Trimble Early History


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Trimble Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Trimble research. Another 543 words (39 lines of text) covering the years 1214, 1249, 1296, 1335, 1447, 1639 and 1716 are included under the topic Early Trimble History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Trimble Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Trimble Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 33 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Trimble Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Trimble In Ireland


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Trimble In Ireland



Some of the Trimble family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 135 words (10 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Trimble Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Ann Trimble, who arrived in Augusta County, Va in 1740
  • John Trimble, who arrived in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1740
  • Margaret Trimble, who landed in Virginia in 1740
  • Mary Trimble, who arrived in Virginia in 1740

Trimble Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • William Trimble, who arrived in New York, NY in 1811
  • Edward Trimble, who landed in New York in 1812
  • Gibson Trimble, who arrived in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1823
  • James Trimble, who landed in San Francisco, California in 1850
  • A N Trimble, who landed in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1875
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Trimble Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Mary Trimble arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Inconstant" in 1849
  • James Trimble arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Ramillies" in 1849
  • Thomas Trimble (aged 24) arrived in South Australia in 1856 aboard the ship "Aurora"

Trimble Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • John Trimble landed in Otahuhu, Auckland, New Zealand in 1840
  • Robert Trimble arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Dunedin" in 1875

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Contemporary Notables of the name Trimble (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Trimble (post 1700)



  • John Trimble (1812-1884), American politician, Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Tennessee's 5th district (1867-1869)
  • Frederick H. Trimble (1878-1934), American architect in Central Florida, active from the early 1900s through the 1920s
  • Thomas Clark Trimble III (1878-1965), United States federal judge
  • Lawrence Strother Trimble (1825-1904), American politician, United States congressman from Kentucky
  • Steve Trimble (1958-2011), American NFL football defensive back
  • Joseph Gerard Trimble (1930-2011), American Major League Baseball pitcher who played from 1955 through 1957
  • Marshall Trimble (b. 1939), American author, singer, community college professor, Arizona's official state historian
  • Jerry Foster Trimble Jr. (b. 1963), American actor, stuntman, PKC Kickboxing Champion of the World (1986)
  • Lester Albert Trimble (1923-1986), American music critic and composer of contemporary classical music, appointed composer-in-residence for the New York Philharmonic by Leonard Bernstein (1967)
  • Louis Preston Trimble (1917-1988), American science fiction, westerns, and mysteries writer and academic
  • ... (Another 15 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Suggested Readings for the name Trimble


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Suggested Readings for the name Trimble



  • American Beginnings by David B. Trimble.
  • Southwest Virginia Families by David B. Trimble.
  • Trimble Families of America by John Farley Trimble.

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Foster, Joseph. Dictionary of Heraldry Feudal Coats of Arms and Pedigrees. London: Bracken Books, 1989. Print. (ISBN 1-85170-309-8).
    2. Chadwick, Nora Kershaw and J.X.W.P Corcoran. The Celts. London: Penguin, 1790. Print. (ISBN 0140212116).
    3. Humble, Richard. The Fall of Saxon England. New York: Barnes and Noble, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-88029-987-8).
    4. Dunkling, Leslie. Dictionary of Surnames. Toronto: Collins, 1998. Print. (ISBN 0004720598).
    5. Marcharn, Frederick George. A Constitutional History of Modern England 1485 to the Present. London: Harper and Brothers, 1960. Print.
    6. Bardsley, C.W. A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6).
    7. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
    8. Burke, Sir Bernard. Burke's Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Landed Gentry: Including American Families with British Ancestry. (2 Volumes). London: Burke Publishing, 1939. Print.
    9. Shaw, William A. Knights of England A Complete Record from the Earliest Time to the Present Day of the Knights of all the Orders of Chivalry in England, Scotland, Ireland and Knights Bachelors 2 Volumes. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print. (ISBN 080630443X).
    10. Hanks, Hodges, Mills and Room. The Oxford Names Companion. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2002. Print. (ISBN 0-19-860561-7).
    11. ...

    The Trimble Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Trimble Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

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