Origins Available: English
According to family tradition, the Trumball 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 Trumball family
The surname Trumball 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 Trumball family
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Trumball Spelling Variations
of this family name include: Turnbull, Turnball, Trimble, Trimbell, Trumbell, Trumbill, Turnbul and many more.
Early Notables of the Trumball family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Trumball family to Ireland
Some of the Trumball family moved to Ireland
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Migration of the Trumball family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Trumball Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century
- William Trumball, who arrived in Nova Scotia in 1749