- "Are Tarkins different from Nomma's family?"
"Who serves whom? Have you ever placed a meal in front of Nomma?"
- ―A young Wilhuff Tarkin and his father
The Tarkin family was a family of humans that hailed from Eriadu, in the Outer Rim Territories. Among Eriadu's first pioneers, the Tarkins led the colonists, helping them fight back the planet's wilderness. Progressively, the Tarkin militias evolved into a proper sector military, which became the Outland Regions Security Force in which many Tarkins served. By the last decades of the Galactic Republic, the Tarkin family was immensely wealthy and influential.