The Tulk surname comes the name of a place called Tulloch, on the Firth of Cromarty. The place name comes from the Gaelic word "tulach," meaning a "hillock." Tulk is classed as a habitation surname, as it derived from an existing place name.
Early Origins of the Tulk family
The surname Tulk was first found in Ross-shire
(Gaelic: Siorrachd Rois) a former county, now part of the Council Areas of Highland and Western Isles in Northern Scotland
, which emerged from the Gaelic lordship of the Earl of Ross, where they held a family seat
from very ancient times, whereas the Tullos variant is from the area of Torry, a suburb of Aberdeen and takes its name from the Vale of Tullos which lies between Tullos Hill and Torry Hill.
Early History of the Tulk family
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Tulk Spelling Variations
of this family name include: Tulloch, Tullo, Tulloh, Tullack, Tullagh and others.
Early Notables of the Tulk family (pre 1700)
Notable amongst the Clan
at this time was Thomas Tulloch (d. 1460), Scottish prelate, Bishop of Ross, Archdeacon of Caithness; Thomas de Tulloch, Scottish prelate, Bishop of... Another 27 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Tulk Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Tulk family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: James Tullagh, who settled in Virginia in 1684; John and Janet Tulloch, who arrived in Savannah, GA with their five children in 1775; Andrew Tulloch, who settled in Philadelphia in 1799.
Contemporary Notables of the name Tulk (post 1700)
- Augustus Henry Tulk (1810-1873), English-born, Australian 1st librarian of the State Library of Victoria, son of Charles Augustus Tulk
- Derek Thomas Tulk (b. 1934), English cricketer
- Charles Augustus Tulk (1786-1849), English Swedenborgian and politician
- Beaton Tulk (b. 1944), Newfoundland educator, civil servant, politician, the 7th Premier of Newfoundland (2000-2001)