According to family tradition, the Trumbo 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 Trumbo family
The surname Trumbo 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 Trumbo family
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Trumbo Spelling Variations
of this family name include: Turnbull, Turnball, Trimble, Trimbell, Trumbell, Trumbill, Turnbul and many more.
Early Notables of the Trumbo family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Trumbo family to Ireland
Some of the Trumbo family moved to Ireland
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Migration of the Trumbo family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Thomas and William Turnbull settled in New Jersey in 1685; John Turnbull settled in Annapolis, Maryland in 1753; William Turnbull settled in Bonavista, Newfoundland in 1765.
Contemporary Notables of the name Trumbo (post 1700)
- Andrew Alkire Trumbo (1797-1871), American politician, United States Representative from Kentucky
- Mark Daniel Trumbo (b. 1986), nicknamed "Trum-bomb," an American Major League Baseball infielder and outfielder
- Christopher Trumbo (1940-2011), American television writer, screenwriter and playwright, son of James Dalton Trumbo
- James Dalton Trumbo (1905-1976), American two-time Academy Award winning screenwriter and novelist who was blacklisted in the 1940s and 1950s