Strong's Hebrew2967. tarpelaye -- official (a Pers. title)
... Tarpelites. (Aramaic) from a name of foreign derivation; a Tarpelite (collectively)
or inhabitants of Tarpel, a place in Assyria -- Tarpelites. 2966, 2967. ...
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Smith's Bible DictionaryThe Tarpelites
A race of Assyrian colonists who were planted int he cites of Samaria after the captivity of the northern kingdom of Israel. (Ezra 4:9) They have not been identified with any certainty.
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