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Templeton Family History

Templeton Name Meaning
Scottish: habitational name from a place near Dundonald in Ayrshire, so called from Middle English temple ‘house of the Knights Templar’ + toun ‘settlement’. There are also places called Templeton in Wales, Berkshire and Devon, but these do not seem to have contributed to the surname.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press

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Name Distribution of Templeton Families

  • Number of Templeton families
     85 - 168
     29 - 84
     1 - 28
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Templeton families
     51 - 99
     18 - 50
     1 - 17
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Number of Templeton families
     327 - 652
     110 - 326
     1 - 109
     
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

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Templeton Family Origin

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Templeton Immigration Information

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Average Life Expectancy for Templeton

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Templeton Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

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Templeton Civil War Service Records

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