Trimby History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

According to family tradition, the Trimby 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 Trimby family

The surname Trimby 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 Trimby family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Trimby research. Another 272 words (19 lines of text) covering the years 1214, 1249, 1296, 1335, 1447, 1635, 1639, 1716 and are included under the topic Early Trimby History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Trimby Spelling Variations

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

Early Notables of the Trimby family (pre 1700)

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Ireland Migration of the Trimby family to Ireland

Some of the Trimby family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
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United States Trimby migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Trimby Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Daniel Trimby, who landed in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1773 [1]
Trimby Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Eliza Trimby, aged 27, who landed in America, in 1892
  • Trimby, aged 72, who settled in America, in 1895
Trimby Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
  • George Trimby, aged 24, who immigrated to the United States from Bramley, England, in 1907
  • Harold John Trimby, aged 30, who landed in America from Loughton, England, in 1907
  • Eliza Trimby, aged 63, who immigrated to the United States from London, England, in 1921
  • Emily Trimby, aged 58, who settled in America from London, England, in 1921
  • Mabel Patrica Trimby, aged 2, who immigrated to America from London, England, in 1923
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Australia Trimby migration to Australia +

Emigration to Australia followed the First Fleets of convicts, tradespeople and early settlers. Early immigrants include:

Trimby Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
  • Mr. William Trimby, English convict who was convicted in Somerset, England for life for theft, transported aboard the "Claudine" on 19th August 1829, arriving in New South Wales, Australia [2]
  • Elizabeth Trimby, English convict from Wiltshire, who was transported aboard the "America" on December 30, 1830, settling in Van Diemen's Land, Australia [3]
  • Mr. James Trimby, English convict who was convicted in Wiltshire, England for 7 years, transported aboard the "Egyptian" on 5th April 1839, arriving in Tasmania (Van Diemen's Land) [4]


  1. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  2. ^ Convict Records Voyages to Australia (Retrieved 18th February 2021). Retrieved from https://convictrecords.com.au/ships/claudine
  3. ^ State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2014, November 26) America voyage to Van Diemen's Land, Australia in 1830 with 135 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/america/1830
  4. ^ Convict Records Voyages to Australia (Retrieved 26th January 2022). Retrieved from https://convictrecords.com.au/ships/egyptian


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