This surname of TAMLIN is found chiefly in the Devon and Cornwall area, and was brought into England in the wake of the Norman Conquest of 1086. The Norman Conquest in the year of 1066 revolutionized our personal nomenclature. The old English name system was gradually broken up and old English names became less common and were replaced by new names from the continent. This surname is found mainly in Devon and Cornwall, and was originally a baptismal name 'the son of Thomas'. Early records of the name TAMBLYN mention Peter Tamelyn of the County of Suffolk in 1327. John Thomeling was listed in the Yorkshire Poll Tax of 1379. Thomas, son of Tomas Tamison, was baptised at St. James's, Clerkenwell, London in 1689. The name is a variant of the name Tomlin. The names introduced into Britain by the Normans during the Invasion of 1066 were of three kinds. There were names of Norse origin which their ancestors had carried into Normandy; names of Germanic origin which the Frankish conquerors had brought across the Rhine and which had ousted the old Celtic and Latin names from France, and Biblical names and names of Latin and Greek saints. These names they retained even after the customs and language of the natives of Northern France had been adopted by them. After the Norman Conquest not only Normans, but Frenchmen and Bretons from other parts of France settled in England, and quite a few found their way north into Scotland. Surnames before the Norman Conquest of 1066 were rare in England having been brought by the Normans when William the Conqueror invaded the shores. The practice spread to Scotland and Ireland by the 12th century, and in Wales they appeared as late as the 16th century. Most surnames can be traced to one of four sources, locational, from the occupation of the original bearer, nicknames or simply font names based on the first name of the parent being given as the second name to their child.
A later instance of the name include James Mitchell and Sarah Tamplin who were married at St. George's, Hanover Square, London in the year 1785.
The associated coat of arms is recorded in Sir Bernard
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