Trumbell History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

According to family tradition, the Trumbell 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 Trumbell family

The surname Trumbell 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 Trumbell family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Trumbell 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 Trumbell History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Trumbell Spelling Variations

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

Early Notables of the Trumbell family (pre 1700)

Another 48 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Trumbell Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Ireland Migration of the Trumbell family to Ireland

Some of the Trumbell family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
Another 74 words (5 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.


United States Trumbell migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Trumbell Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
  • Andrew Trumbell, who landed in Virginia in 1658 [1]


  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)


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