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The name Turpin reached English shores for the first time with the ancestors of the Turpin family as they migrated following the Norman Conquest of 1066. The Turpin family lived in Dorset. Their name, however, is a reference to Turpin Au Bois, Normandy, [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
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)
the family's place of residence prior to the Norman Conquest of England in 1066. Alternatively, the name could have been derived from the French name Turpinus, a derivative of the Latin 'turpis,' meaning 'disgraceful,' a name adopted by the early Christians as a token of humility. [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
Reaney, P.H and R.M. Wilson, A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X)


Turpin Early Origins



The surname Turpin was first found in Dorset but was quickly found in Yorkshire shortly after the Norman Conquest. One of the first records of the name was listed in the Domesday Book of 1086 as Torfin or Turfin. [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds., Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8)
Turfinus filius Torfini was listed in the Pipe Rolls of Yorkshire in 1130 as was Torphinus in the same rolls in 1196. A few years later, Gaufridus filius Thorphini was listed in the Curia Regis Rolls of 1204. [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
Reaney, P.H and R.M. Wilson, A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X)
The Hundredorum Rolls of 1273 list John Turpin in Oxfordshire. [4]CITATION[CLOSE]
Bardsley, C.W, A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6)
Whitchester in Northumberland was home to a branch of the family. "This place was for ages the possession of the Turpin family." [5]CITATION[CLOSE]
Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
Richard "Dick" Turpin (1705-1739), the infamous English highwayman who was executed on 22 March 1739 for his deeds was inspiration for many English ballads, theatre and films and hailed from Hempstead, Essex. Ironically, Turpin was never convicted of being a highwayman or a murderer. However, he was convicted of being a horse-rustler and that led to his execution.

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Turpin Spelling Variations


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Turpin Spelling Variations



Before the advent of the printing press and the first dictionaries, the English language was not standardized. Sound was what guided spelling in the Middle Ages, so one person's name was often recorded under several variations during a single lifetime. Spelling variations were common, even among the names of the most literate people. Known variations of the Turpin family name include Turpine, Torpin, Turpin, Turbin, Turping, Tirping, Tirpin, Terpin, Turpen and many more.

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Turpin Early History


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Turpin Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Turpin research. Another 167 words (12 lines of text) covering the years 1619 and are included under the topic Early Turpin History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Turpin Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Turpin Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Turpin Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Turpin In Ireland


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Turpin In Ireland



Some of the Turpin family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 105 words (8 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



To escape the political and religious chaos of this era, thousands of English families began to migrate to the New World in search of land and freedom from religious and political persecution. The passage was expensive and the ships were dark, crowded, and unsafe; however, those who made the voyage safely were encountered opportunities that were not available to them in their homeland. Many of the families that reached the New World at this time went on to make important contributions to the emerging nations of the United States and Canada. Research into various historical records has revealed some of first members of the Turpin family to immigrate North America:

Turpin Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • John Turpin who settled in Barbados in 1635
  • Hugh Turpin, who landed in Virginia in 1663
  • James Turpin, who arrived in Virginia in 1664
  • Henry Turpin settled in Barbados in 1680 with his son and servants

Turpin Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • John Turpin settled in New England in 1750
  • Richard Turpin, who landed in America in 1783

Turpin Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • John Turpin, who landed in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1837
  • John Turpin settled at St. Lawrence in 1871

Turpin Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • Sarah Turpin settled in Bay Bulls, Newfoundland in 1780

Turpin Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • Michael Turpin was scalped by Red Indians at Sandy Cove, now Tilton, Newfoundland in 1809

Turpin Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Adam Turpin, English convict from Cambridge, who was transported aboard the "Asia" on October 22nd, 1824, settling in New South Wales, Australia
  • James Turpin arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Phoebe" in 1847

Turpin Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • William Turpin, aged 36, arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Bombay" in 1865
  • Ann Turpin, aged 34, arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Bombay" in 1865
  • J. Turpin arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Crownthorpe" in 1876
  • Elizabeth Turpin, aged 17, a servant, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "British Queen" in 1883

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Contemporary Notables of the name Turpin (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Turpin (post 1700)



  • Melvin Harrison "Mel" Turpin (1960-2010), American professional basketball player
  • Thomas Million John Turpin (1871-1922), African-American ragtime composer
  • William Turpin, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Missouri, 1956
  • White Turpin, American politician, Member of Mississippi territorial House of Representatives, 1809
  • Thomas J. Turpin, American Democrat politician, Member of Maryland State House of Delegates from Wicomico County, 1878
  • Louis Washington Turpin (1849-1903), American Democrat politician, U.S. Representative from Alabama, 1889-95
  • James Turpin, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Virginia, 2008
  • Charles Murray Turpin (1878-1946), American Republican politician, Burgess of Kingston, Pennsylvania; Luzerne County Prothonotary; U.S. Representative from Pennsylvania 12th District, 1929-37
  • Bernard "Ben" Turpin (1869-1940), American cross-eyed silent film comedian and actor
  • James Clifford Turpin (1886-1966), American pioneer aviator for the Wright Brothers
  • ... (Another 9 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Turpin Historic Events


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Turpin Historic Events




Empress of Ireland

  • Mr. Richard Turpin, Canadian Second Class Passenger from Toronto, Ontario, Canada who survived the sinking on the Empress of Ireland on May 29th 1914

RMS Lusitania

  • Mr. Thomas Keith Turpin, Canadian 2nd Class passenger from Victoria, British Columbia, Canada, who sailed aboard the RMS Lusitania and survived the sinking
  • Mrs. Maud Adelaide Otway Turpin, Canadian 2nd Class passenger from Victoria, British Columbia, Canada, who sailed aboard the RMS Lusitania and survived the sinking

RMS Titanic

  • Mr. William John Robert Turpin (d. 1912), aged 29, English Second Class passenger from Plymouth, Devon who sailed aboard the RMS Titanic and died in the sinking
  • Mrs. Dorothy Ann Turpin (d. 1912), (née Wonnacott), aged 27, English Second Class passenger from Plymouth, Devon who sailed aboard the RMS Titanic and died in the sinking

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Citations



  1. ^ 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)
  2. ^ Reaney, P.H and R.M. Wilson, A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X)
  3. ^ Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds., Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8)
  4. ^ Bardsley, C.W, A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6)
  5. ^ Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.

Other References

  1. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Peerage and Baronetage, The Privy Council, Knightage and Compainonage. London: Burke Publishing, 1921. Print.
  2. 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.
  3. Bowman, George Ernest. The Mayflower Reader A Selection of Articales from The Mayflower Descendent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  4. Marcharn, Frederick George. A Constitutional History of Modern England 1485 to the Present. London: Harper and Brothers, 1960. Print.
  5. Reaney P.H and R.M. Wilson. A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X).
  6. Fairbairn. Fairbain's book of Crests of the Families of Great Britain and Ireland, 4th Edition 2 volumes in one. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1968. Print.
  7. Virkus, Frederick A. Ed. Immigrant Ancestors A List of 2,500 Immigrants to America Before 1750. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1964. Print.
  8. Le Patourel, John. The Norman Empire. New York: Oxford University Press, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-19-822525-3).
  9. Foster, Joseph. Dictionary of Heraldry Feudal Coats of Arms and Pedigrees. London: Bracken Books, 1989. Print. (ISBN 1-85170-309-8).
  10. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
  11. ...

The Turpin Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Turpin 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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