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Origins Available: English, Scottish


According to family tradition, the Turnbow 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."

Turnbow Early Origins



The surname Turnbow 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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Turnbow Spelling Variations


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Turnbow Spelling Variations



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

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Turnbow Early History


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Turnbow Early History



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

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Turnbow Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Turnbow Early Notables (pre 1700)



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

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Turnbow In Ireland


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Turnbow In Ireland



Some of the Turnbow 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:

Turnbow Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • W.F. Turnbow, arrived in New York in 1905 aboard the ship "Saint Paul" from Southampton, England [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JFWP-DNB : 6 December 2014), W.F. Turnbow, 23 Sep 1905; citing departure port Southampton, arrival port New York, ship name Saint Paul, 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 Turnbow (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Turnbow (post 1700)



  • Hartman Turnbow (1905-1988), American farmer and activist during the Civil Rights Movement, the first African American to register to vote in the state of Mississippi in the 1960s
  • Guy Nicholson Turnbow (1908-1975), American football tackle who played for the Philadelphia Eagles (19331934)
  • Donna Jean Turnbow (b. 1961), American gymnast, US all-around national champion in 1977
  • Holice Edward Turnbow (b. 1930), American quilter, artist, and textile judge
  • Thomas Derrick Turnbow (b. 1978), American former right-handed Major League Baseball relief pitcher for the Anaheim Angels and Milwaukee Brewers

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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:JFWP-DNB : 6 December 2014), W.F. Turnbow, 23 Sep 1905; citing departure port Southampton, arrival port New York, ship name Saint Paul, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).

Other References

  1. Thirsk, Joan. The Agrarian History of England and Wales. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press: 7 Volumes. Print.
  2. Papworth, J.W and A.W Morant. Ordinary of British Armorials. London: T.Richards, 1874. Print.
  3. Cook, Chris. English Historical Facts 1603-1688. London: MacMillan, 1980. Print.
  4. Bullock, L.G. Historical Map of England and Wales. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1971. Print.
  5. Burke, John Bernard Ed. The Roll of Battle Abbey. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  6. Reaney P.H and R.M. Wilson. A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X).
  7. Bradford, William. History of Plymouth Plantation 1620-1647 Edited by Samuel Eliot Morrison 2 Volumes. New York: Russell and Russell, 1968. Print.
  8. Bede, The Venerable. Historia Ecclesiatica Gentis Anglorum (The Ecclesiastical History Of the English People). Available through Internet Medieval Sourcebook the Fordham University Centre for Medieval Studies. Print.
  9. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
  10. Humble, Richard. The Fall of Saxon England. New York: Barnes and Noble, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-88029-987-8).
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The Turnbow Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Turnbow 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.

This page was last modified on 29 November 2016 at 13:42.

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