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Where did the English Tim family come from? What is the English Tim family crest and coat of arms? When did the Tim family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Tim family history?Tim is a name that dates far back into the mists of early British history to the days of the Anglo-Saxon tribes. It is derived from the Old English personal name Tima or the Old German forename Thiemmo. Contrary to some popular theories, Tim is not derived from Timothy, since that name was not introduced in England until after the Restoration.
It is only in the last few hundred years that the English language has been standardized. For that reason, early Anglo-Saxon surnames like Tim are characterized 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 Tim include: Timms, Timm, Tymms, Times and others.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Tim research. Another 225 words(16 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Tim History in all our PDF Extended History products.
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Many English families tired of political and religious strife left Britain for the new colonies in North America. Although the trip itself offered no relief - conditions on the ships were extremely cramped, and many travelers arrived diseased, starving, and destitute - these immigrants believed the opportunities that awaited them were worth the risks. Once in the colonies, many of the families did indeed prosper and, in turn, made significant contributions to the culture and economies of the growing colonies. An inquiry into the early roots of North American families has revealed a number of immigrants bearing the name Tim or a variant listed above:
Tim Settlers in the United States in the 18th Century
The Tim Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Tim Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.
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