Turnbull Clan Genealogy Collection

A collection of family history submitted by TCA members and friends, currently over 62,000 people. Details of the living are suppressed.

The history of the Turnbulls has been closely interwoven with that of the Scottish/English Borders since they settled in the region as part of the Boernician race in 400 A.D. The Turnbulls are a scion of the Rule family of Roxburghshire where they lived on the lands through which flowed the River Rule in the parish of Hobkirk. William de Rule became the first Turnbull when he saved the life of King Robert the Bruce at Stirling Park from a charging bull injured by the king while hunting. William, a large strong man, jumped in between the king and the angry bull, turning its head and breaking its neck. The gratified king dubbed his savior William Turn-E-Bull and gave him the first barony of the Bedrule area, held today by Wally Turnbull.

Disclaimer: The information presented here has come from many resources and contributions from many individuals and researchers who have contacted us over the years. We have established this web site to share what we have gathered with others who are researching these Turnbull and associated family lines in order to further our knowledge of our ancestors and origins. You are free to utilize the information found here for your family history research. We welcome any and all corrections and contributions to the family lines presented here. 

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