When Samuel Willard Temple was born on 27 April 1808, in Sunderland, Bennington, Vermont, United States, his father, Palmer Columbus Temple, was 36 and his mother, Rhoda King, was 30. He married Jane Martha Hill on 5 March 1829, in Vermont, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 4 daughters. He died on 10 July 1887, in Pittsfield, Pike, Illinois, United States, at the age of 79, and was buried in Oakwood Cemetery, Pittsfield, Pike, Illinois, United States.
English (northern England and London), Scottish, and French: from Middle English, Old French temple ‘temple’ (from Latin templum), denoting a religious house or manorial estate of the Knights Templar. The surname may be a metonymic occupational name for someone who lived or worked at such an establishment, or a habitational name from a place so named, such as Temple in Cornwall (Midlothian). The Knights Templar were a crusading order, so named because they claimed to occupy in Jerusalem the site of the old temple. The order was founded in 1118 and flourished for 200 years, but was suppressed as heretical in 1312.
English: nickname given to foundlings baptized at the Temple Church, London, so called because it was originally built on land belonging to the Templars.
Americanized form of North German or Dutch Tempel 1.
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