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Where did the English Tomlinson family come from? What is the English Tomlinson family crest and coat of arms? When did the Tomlinson family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Tomlinson family history?The rich and ancient history of the Tomlinson family name dates back to the time of the Anglo-Saxon tribes of Britain. It comes from the personal name Thomas. Tomlinson is a patronymic surname, which belongs to the category of hereditary surnames. This surname came out of the religious given name tradition, and derived from the personal name Thomas, which means twin. Thomas was a popular name, owing to its biblical origins.
Spelling variations in names were a common occurrence before English spelling was standardized a few hundred years ago. In the Middle Ages, even the literate spelled their names differently as the English language incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other European languages. Many variations of the name Tomlinson have been found, including Tomlinson, Thomlinson and others.
First found in Durham where they were Lords of the manor of Gateshead from ancient times.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Tomlinson research. Another 305 words(22 lines of text) covering the years 1811, 1617 and 1681 are included under the topic Early Tomlinson History in all our PDF Extended History products.
Another 75 words(5 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Tomlinson Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.
Families began migrating abroad in enormous numbers because of the political and religious discontent in England. Often faced with persecution and starvation in England, the possibilities of the New World attracted many English people. Although the ocean trips took many lives, those who did get to North America were instrumental in building the necessary groundwork for what would become for new powerful nations. Among the first immigrants of the name Tomlinson, or a variant listed above to cross the Atlantic and come to North America were :
Tomlinson Settlers in the United States in the 17th Century
Tomlinson Settlers in the United States in the 18th Century
Tomlinson Settlers in the United States in the 19th Century
The Tomlinson Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Tomlinson 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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