The Tarling Name
First found in Derbyshire (England) where they were seated from very ancient times, some say well before the Norman Conquest and the arrival of Duke William of Hastings in 1066 AD.
It is only the last few hundred years that the English language has been standardised. For that reason, early Anglo-Saxon surnames like Tarling are characterised by many spelling variations. As the English language changed and incorporated elements of other European languages, even literate people changed the spelling of their names. The variations of the name Tarling occurred when Scribes and monks in the Middle Ages spelled names as they sounded, so it is common to find several variations that refer to a single person. Darling, Derling, Darline, Derline, Derlin and many more.
Source: [ House of Names | Tarling Family Crest ]
The Canberra Connection
Richard (Dick) Peel Tarling of Young NSW enlisted for military service during the Second World War (WWII) and was posted to Duntroon in the Australian Capital Territory (ACT). Whilst in service in Canberra he met and courted Amy (Joan) Joan Annand. Their courting days were cut short by Dick's military service resulted in him being posted to the Northern Territory. Dick returned to Canberra and married Joan in 1945, and with his new bride returned to take up residence in Young NSW.
The Canberra connection re-commenced when Dick moved to Canberra with his wife Joan and their son Robert Graham, (born Young NSW 1946) in early 1947 to live with Joan's aunt Agnes (Lyn) Lyndsey Smith in Manuka ACT, being the first and only Tarling family to reside in Manuka ACT. Dick and Joan had two other children, both born in Canberra, Suzanne Robyn born in 1947 and Paul Richard born in 1954. The first Tarling family to reside in Canberra and the only Tarling family for several decades.