Origin of the Name Trimble
family history was found in the allfamilycrests.com archives. The name Trimble has a number of distinct origins. When of Anglo-Norman origin it was brought into England after the 1066 invasion led by William the Conqueror. Variants of this ancient name include Tremoille and Tremblet. When of Anglo origin Trimble is often regarded as a variant of the name Turnbull which has a number of other variants including Trumbull, Trembell, Trimbell and Trumble. The ability to 'turn the bull' in the sport of 'bull baiting' was very well regarded. Another possible origin of this name is that it is derived from the first name 'Trumbeort' which means 'strong and bold'.
In Ireland this name and its variants were introduced into Ulster Province by settlers who arrived from England and Scotland, especially during the seventeenth century. It was the 'Plantations of Ireland' in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries that marked the end of Gaelic supremacy in Ireland. While the influx of settlers in the wake of the earlier Anglo-Norman invasion of the twelfth century resulted in a full integration into Irish society of the new arrivals, the same never occurred with the Ulster Planters who maintained their own distinct identity.
The Trimble coat of arms came into existence centuries ago. The process of creating coats of arms (also often called family crests) began in the eleventh century although a form of Proto-Heraldry may have existed in some countries prior to this. The new art of Heraldry made it possible for families and even individual family members to have their very own coat of arms, including all Trimble descendants.