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The surname Triplett was first found in Peebles, where they held a family seat from very ancient times at the Vale of Threipland in the parish of Kilbucho.

Spelling variations of this family name include: Thriepland, Threipland, Thripland, Threepland, Treplan and many more.


This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Triplett research. Another 199 words (14 lines of text) covering the years 1296, 1374, 1800, 1628, 1689, 1672, 1670, 1746 and 1715 are included under the topic Early Triplett History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.


Notable amongst the family at this time was Sir Murray Threipland of Fingask; Andrew Threipland, Scottish burgess of Perth in 1628; and his son, Sir Patrick Threipland, 1st Baronet (died 1689), a Scottish merchant and politician who purchased...

Another 38 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Triplett Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Thomas Treplan settled in Virginia in 1653.


  • Philip Triplett (1799-1852), American politician, U.S. Representative from Kentucky
  • Kurt Triplett, American politician, 7th King County Executive in Washington, United States in 2009
  • William Clarence Triplett (b. 1940), American former football running back who played from 1962 to 1972
  • Nathan "Nate" Triplett (b. 1987), American former football linebacker who played from 2010 to 2012
  • Melvin C. "Mel" Triplett (1930-2002), American football running back who played from 1955 to 1962
  • Herman Coaker Triplett (1911-1992), American Major League Baseball backup outfielder who played from 1938 to 1945
  • Samuel Triplett (1869-1957), American sailor and Medal of Honor recipient for his actions in the Spanish-American War
  • Kirk Triplett (b. 1962), American PGA golfer
  • Wallace Triplett (b. 1926), American NFL football player, the first African-American to be drafted by and play for a National Football League team
  • George R. Triplett, American Democrat politician, Circuit Judge in West Virginia for the 20th Judicial Circuit, 1969
  • ...

The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.

Motto: Animis et fato
Motto Translation: By courageous acts and good fortune.


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    Other References

    1. Barrow, G.W.S Ed. The Charters of David I The Written Acts of David I King of Scots, 1124-53 and of His Son Henry, Earl of Northumerland, 1139-52. Woodbridge: The Boydell Press, 1999. Print.
    2. Innes, Thomas and Learney. Socts Heraldry A Practical Handbook on the Historical Principles and Modern Application of the Art of Science. London: Oliver and Boyd, 1934. Print.
    3. Weis, Frederick Lewis, Walter Lee Sheppard and David Faris. Ancestral Roots of Sixty Colonists Who Came to New England Between 1623 and 1650 7th Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0806313676).
    4. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
    5. Chadwick, Nora Kershaw and J.X.W.P Corcoran. The Celts. London: Penguin, 1970. Print. (ISBN 0140212116).
    6. Leyburn, James Graham. The Scotch-Irish A Social History. Chapel Hill: UNC Press, 1962. Print. (ISBN 0807842591).
    7. Moncrieffe, Sir Ian of That Ilk and Don Pottinger. Clan Map Scotland of Old. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1983. Print.
    8. Moody David. Scottish Family History. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1994. Print. (ISBN 0806312688).
    9. Holt, J.C. Ed. Domesday Studies. Woodbridge: Boydell, 1987. Print. (ISBN 0-85115-477-8).
    10. Bain, Robert. The Clans and Tartans of Scotland. Glasgow & London: Collins, 1968. Print. (ISBN 000411117-6).
    11. ...

    The Triplett Family Crest was acquired from the archives. The Triplett 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.

    This page was last modified on 26 March 2016 at 16:08.

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