Turnbul History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
According to family tradition, the Turnbul 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 Turnbul family
The surname Turnbul 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 Turnbul family
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Turnbul Spelling Variations
Spelling variations of this family name include: Turnbull, Turnball, Trimble, Trimbell, Trumbell, Trumbill, Turnbul and many more.
Early Notables of the Turnbul family
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Migration of the Turnbul family to Ireland
Some of the Turnbul family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
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| Turnbul migration to the United States
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Turnbul Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
- Thomas Turnbul, a Scottish prisoner sent to New Jersey, America in 1685