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According to family tradition, the Turnbale 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 Turnbale family


The surname Turnbale 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.

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Early History of the Turnbale family

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Early History of the Turnbale family


This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Turnbale research.
Another 543 words (39 lines of text) covering the years 1214, 1249, 1296, 1335, 1447, 1639 and 1716 are included under the topic Early Turnbale History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Turnbale Spelling Variations

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Turnbale Spelling Variations


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

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Early Notables of the Turnbale family (pre 1700)

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Early Notables of the Turnbale family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the Turnbale family to Ireland

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Migration of the Turnbale family to Ireland


Some of the Turnbale family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
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Migration of the Turnbale family to the New World and Oceana

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Migration of the Turnbale 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.

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