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Multiple Origins for the Surname Turnbill


English


According to family tradition, the Turnbill 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."

Turnbill Early Origins



The surname Turnbill 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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Turnbill Spelling Variations


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Turnbill Spelling Variations



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

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Turnbill Early History


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Turnbill Early History



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

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Turnbill Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Turnbill Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 33 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Turnbill Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Turnbill In Ireland


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Turnbill In Ireland



Some of the Turnbill family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 135 words (10 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Turnbill Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Robert Turnbill, aged 52, originally from Stanmor, who arrived in New York in 1903 aboard the ship "Cymric" from Liverpool, England [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JF5K-5ZC : 6 December 2014), Robert Turnbill, 04 May 1903; citing departure port Liverpool, arrival port New York, ship name Cymric, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  • Noel Turnbill, aged 13, originally from Stanmor, who arrived in New York in 1903 aboard the ship "Cymric" from Liverpool, England [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JF5K-5Z8 : 6 December 2014), Noel Turnbill, 04 May 1903; citing departure port Liverpool, arrival port New York, ship name Cymric, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  • Robert Turnbill, aged 20, originally from Polmont, Scotland, who arrived in New York in 1912 aboard the ship "Caledonia" from Glasgow, Scotland [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JJBN-GJ6 : 6 December 2014), Robt Turnbill, 01 Apr 1912; citing departure port Glasgow, arrival port New York, ship name Caledonia, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  • Thomas Stewart Turnbill, aged 20, who arrived in New York in 1918 aboard the ship "Toloa" from Liverpool, England [4]CITATION[CLOSE]
    "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JJ8R-14M : 6 December 2014), Thomas Stewart Turnbill, 27 Jun 1918; citing departure port Liverpool, arrival port New York, ship name Toloa, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).

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Contemporary Notables of the name Turnbill (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Turnbill (post 1700)



  • Bill Turnbill, Canadian Gemini Award winning Canadian Comedy Award nominated actor, known for his roles in Degrassi: The Next Generation (2012) and Todd and the Book of Pure Evil (2010-2012)

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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JF5K-5ZC : 6 December 2014), Robert Turnbill, 04 May 1903; citing departure port Liverpool, arrival port New York, ship name Cymric, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  2. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JF5K-5Z8 : 6 December 2014), Noel Turnbill, 04 May 1903; citing departure port Liverpool, arrival port New York, ship name Cymric, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  3. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JJBN-GJ6 : 6 December 2014), Robt Turnbill, 01 Apr 1912; citing departure port Glasgow, arrival port New York, ship name Caledonia, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  4. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JJ8R-14M : 6 December 2014), Thomas Stewart Turnbill, 27 Jun 1918; citing departure port Liverpool, arrival port New York, ship name Toloa, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).

Other References

  1. Hitching, F.K and S. Hitching. References to English Surnames in 1601-1602. Walton On Thames: 1910. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0181-3).
  2. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
  3. Burke, Sir Bernard. General Armory Of England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today. Print.
  4. Virkus, Frederick A. Ed. Immigrant Ancestors A List of 2,500 Immigrants to America Before 1750. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1964. Print.
  5. Cook, Chris. English Historical Facts 1603-1688. London: MacMillan, 1980. Print.
  6. Bardsley, C.W. A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6).
  7. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
  8. Foster, Joseph. Dictionary of Heraldry Feudal Coats of Arms and Pedigrees. London: Bracken Books, 1989. Print. (ISBN 1-85170-309-8).
  9. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
  10. Papworth, J.W and A.W Morant. Ordinary of British Armorials. London: T.Richards, 1874. Print.
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The Turnbill Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Turnbill Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

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