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Origins Available: English, Scottish


According to family tradition, the Turnbull 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."

Turnbull Early Origins



The surname Turnbull 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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Turnbull Spelling Variations


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Turnbull Spelling Variations



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

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Turnbull Early History


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Turnbull Early History



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

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Turnbull Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Turnbull Early Notables (pre 1700)



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

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Turnbull In Ireland


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Turnbull In Ireland



Some of the Turnbull 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:

Turnbull Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Alexander Turnbull, who settled in East New Jersey in 1684
  • Thomas and William Turnbull settled in New Jersey in 1685
  • William Turnbull, who arrived in Perth Amboy, NJ in 1685

Turnbull Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • James Turnbull, who arrived in Charles Town [Charleston], South Carolina in 1734
  • John Turnbull settled in Annapolis, Maryland in 1753
  • George Turnbull, who settled in New York in 1756
  • Andrew Turnbull, who arrived in America in 1766
  • Ann Turnbull, aged 23, landed in Savanna(h), Georgia in 1774
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Turnbull Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Gavin Turnbull, aged 46, landed in South Carolina in 1812
  • George Turnbull, aged 51, arrived in New York in 1812
  • Gavin Turnbull, who settled in South Carolina in 1812
  • Adam Turnbull, aged 38, arrived in Delaware in 1812
  • Joseph Turnbull, who landed in Charleston, South Carolina in 1823
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Turnbull Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • William Turnbull settled in Bonavista, Newfoundland in 1765 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Seary E.R., Family Names of the Island of Newfoundland, Montreal: McGill's-Queen's Universtity Press 1998 ISBN 0-7735-1782-0
  • Foster Turnbull, who came to Halifax, Nova Scotia in 1774
  • Foster Turnbull, who arrived in Nova Scotia in 1774
  • Donald Turnbull, who settled in Prince Edward Island in 1775
  • Thomas Turnbull, who arrived in Nova Scotia in 1783
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Turnbull Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • Euphemia Turnbull, who settled in Nova Scotia in 1818
  • Joanna Turnbull, aged 40, arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick aboard the ship "Lady Campbell" in 1834
  • Robert Turnbull, who landed in Esquimalt, British Columbia in 1862

Turnbull Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • William Turnbull, English convict from Middlesex, who was transported aboard the "Agamemnon" on April 22, 1820, settling in New South Wales, Australia [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2016, October 27) Agamemnon voyage to New South Wales, Australia in 1820 with 179 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/agamemnon/1820
  • Isaac Turnbull, a farrier, arrived in New South Wales, Australia sometime between 1825 and 1832
  • Archibald Turnbull, a dyer, arrived in New South Wales, Australia sometime between 1825 and 1832
  • Janet Turnbull, Scottish convict from Edinburgh, who was transported aboard the "Amphitrite" on August 21, 1833, settling in New South Wales, Australia [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2016, October 27) Amphitrite voyage to New South Wales, Australia in 1833 with 99 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/amphitrite/1833
  • John Turnbull arrived in Kangaroo Island aboard the ship "Tam O'Shanter" in 1836 [4]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) TAM O'SHANTER - 1836. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1836TamOShanter.htm
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Turnbull Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Dr Turnbull landed in Wellington, New Zealand in 1842 aboard the ship London
  • George Turnbull, aged 25, a farm labourer, arrived in Otago aboard the ship "Philip Laing" in 1848
  • William Turnbull arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Adelaide" in 1858
  • John Turnbull arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Gertrude" in 1863
  • Jane Turnbull arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Gertrude" in 1863
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Turnbull (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Turnbull (post 1700)



  • Ross Turnbull (1934-2015), Canadian-born, American ice hockey winger who played from 1954 to 1959
  • Sara Little Turnbull (1917-2015), born Sara Finkelstein, an American product designer, design innovator and educator, one of America's first female industrial designers
  • Walter Turnbull (1944-2007), American musician and the founder of the internationally renowned Boys Choir of Harlem
  • Colin Macmillan Turnbull (1924-1994), famous British-American anthropologist
  • Ven. John Turnbull (b. 1950), English pop and rock guitarist/vocalist
  • Malcolm Bligh Turnbull (b. 1954), Australian politician, 29th Prime Minister of Australia and the Leader of the Liberal Party (2015-)
  • Ross Vincent Turnbull (1941-2015), Australian rugby union player who represented Australia against Ireland in one test match in 1968
  • Andrew "Drew" Turnbull (1930-2012), Scottish rugby union and professional rugby league footballer
  • Wallace Rupert Turnbull (1870-1954), Canadian engineer and inventor inducted in the Canada's Aviation Hall of Fame in 1977
  • David Turnbull (b. 1942), Progressive Conservative member of the Legislative Assembly of Ontario from 1990 to 2003
  • ... (Another 12 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Turnbull Historic Events


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Turnbull Historic Events




Empress of Ireland

  • Master Albert Reginald Turnbull (1903-1914), Canadian Third Class Passenger from Toronto, Ontario, Canada who was traveling aboard the Empress of Ireland and died in the sinking on May 29th 1914
  • Mrs. Caroline Ellen Turnbull (1869-1914), née Norman Canadian Third Class Passenger from Toronto, Ontario, Canada who was traveling aboard the Empress of Ireland and died in the sinking on May 29th 1914

HMS Hood

  • Mr. William S Turnbull (b. 1922), English Able Seaman serving for the Royal Navy from Lambeth, London, England, who sailed into battle on the HMS Hood and died on 24th May 1941 in the sinking

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Suggested Readings for the name Turnbull


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Suggested Readings for the name Turnbull



  • American Beginnings by David B. Trimble.
  • The Texas Turnbo's by Charles Alton Turnbo.

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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ Seary E.R., Family Names of the Island of Newfoundland, Montreal: McGill's-Queen's Universtity Press 1998 ISBN 0-7735-1782-0
  2. ^ State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2016, October 27) Agamemnon voyage to New South Wales, Australia in 1820 with 179 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/agamemnon/1820
  3. ^ State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2016, October 27) Amphitrite voyage to New South Wales, Australia in 1833 with 99 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/amphitrite/1833
  4. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) TAM O'SHANTER - 1836. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1836TamOShanter.htm

Other References

  1. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
  2. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
  3. Elster, Robert J. International Who's Who. London: Europa/Routledge. Print.
  4. Reaney P.H and R.M. Wilson. A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X).
  5. Papworth, J.W and A.W Morant. Ordinary of British Armorials. London: T.Richards, 1874. Print.
  6. Ingram, Rev. James. Translator Anglo-Saxon Chronicle 1823. Print.
  7. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin . Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
  8. The Norman People and Their Existing Descendants in the British Dominions and the United States Of America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0636-X).
  9. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
  10. Library of Congress. American and English Genealogies in the Library of Congress. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1967. Print.
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