Origin of the Name Templeton
The ancient history of the name Templeton
was found in the allfamilycrests.com archives.
Over the centuries Surnames developed a wide number of variants. Different spellings of the same name can be traced back to an original root. Additionally when a bearer of a name emigrated it was not uncommon that their original name would be incorrectly transcribed in the record books at their new location. Surnames were also often altered over the years based on how they sounded phonetically and depending on the prevailing political conditions it may have been advantageous to change a name from one language to another.
Variants of the name Templeton
include Tempelton, Templetone, Timpilton, Templeston, Tempellton, Templetan and many others. This name is often of Scottish origin name and is of locational descent, being derived from several places called Templeton, principally that of Dundonald in Ayrshire. This name is found in many ancient records in Scotland an example of which refers to a Gilbertus de Tempilton who is recorded as being a Rector of the Church of Rothesay in the year 1295. A Jacobus de Templetone was recorded as holding lands in Ayrshire during the reign of Robert the Bruce. Names were recorded in these ancient documents to make it easier for the overlords to collect taxes and to keep records of the population at any given time. When the overlords acquired lands by either force or as gifts from their rulers, they created charters of ownership for themselves and their vassals. In Ireland this name and its variants were introduced into Ulster Province by settlers who arrived from England and Scotland, especially during the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries.
The Templeton 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 Templeton descendants.