Tomkin History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms 

The distinguished surname Tomkin is of English origin. It is derived from the first name "Tom," the popular diminutive of the name "Thomas," and, when combined with the Medieval suffix of endearment "kin," means "son of dear little Tom."

Early Origins of the Tomkin family

The surname Tomkin was first found in Herefordshire, where they held a family seat from ancient times and were Lords of the manor of Monington. "This parish, which is situated on the river Wye, and on the road from Hereford to Hay, comprises by computation 1000 acres." [1]

Later the family was also found in Buckinghamshire where "the name of Tompkins occurred in Soulbury in the 16th century. Nathaniel Tomkins, Esq., who married a Miss Waller in 1624, attained notoriety from his connection with the Waller plot." [2]

Important Dates for the Tomkin family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Tomkin research. Another 66 words (5 lines of text) covering the years 1661, 1572, 1656, 1569, 1636, 1624, 1629, 1605, 1674, 1640, 1674, 1656, 1637, 1675, 1637, 1663, 1706 and 1930 are included under the topic Early Tomkin History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Tomkin Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Tompkins, Tomkins, Tomkyns, Thomkins, Thompkins and others.

Early Notables of the Tomkin family (pre 1700)

Distinguished members of the family include Thomas Tomkins (1572-1656), a Welsh-born composer of Cornish origins; James Tomkins (c.1569-1636), an English politician who sat in the House of Commons between 1624 and 1629; and Thomas Tomkins (c.1605-1674), an English politician who sat in the House of Commons at various times between 1640 and 1674, supporter of the Royalist cause in the...
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Migration of the Tomkin family to Ireland

Some of the Tomkin family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
Another 51 words (4 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Tomkin migration to the United States

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Tomkin Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
  • John Tomkin, aged 28, who arrived in Maryland in 1684 [3]

Tomkin migration to Australia

Emigration to Australia followed the First Fleets of convicts, tradespeople and early settlers. Early immigrants include:

Tomkin Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
  • Mary Tomkin, English convict from Middlesex, who was transported aboard the "Amphitrite" on August 21, 1833, settling in New South Wales, Australia [4]
  • Mrs. Elizabeth Tomkin, (b. 1823), aged 34, Cornish housekeeper departing from Plymouth on 5th June 1857 aboard the ship "Undaunted" arriving in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia on 20th August 1857 [5]
  • Mr. Thomas Tomkin, (b. 1849), aged 8, Cornish settler departing from Plymouth on 5th June 1857 aboard the ship "Undaunted" arriving in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia on 20th August 1857 [5]
  • Miss Mary Tomkin, (b. 1852), aged 5, Cornish settler departing from Plymouth on 5th June 1857 aboard the ship "Undaunted" arriving in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia on 20th August 1857 [5]
  • Mr. William Tomkin, (b. 1855), aged 2, Cornish settler departing from Plymouth on 5th June 1857 aboard the ship "Undaunted" arriving in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia on 20th August 1857 [5]
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Contemporary Notables of the name Tomkin (post 1700)

  • Bernard Tomkin, American Democrat politician, Candidate for U.S. Representative from Pennsylvania 13th District, 1988, 1990 [6]
  • William Stephen Tomkin (1860-1940), English watercolour coastal painter
  • Albert Henry Tomkin (1915-1989), English professional footballer who played from 1935 to 1940
  • Maxim Tomkin (b. 1992), Russian professional ice hockey defenceman

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Citations

  1. ^ Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
  2. ^ Guppy, Henry Brougham, Homes of Family Names in Great Britain. 1890. Print.
  3. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  4. ^ State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2016, October 27) Amphitrite voyage to New South Wales, Australia in 1833 with 99 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/amphitrite/1833
  5. ^ Cornwall Online Parish Clerks. (Retrieved 3rd May 2018). Retrieved from http://www.opc-cornwall.org/Resc/pdfs/emigration_australia_victoria.pdf
  6. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, October 21) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
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