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The distinguished surname Tompkins 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."

Tompkins Early Origins



The surname Tompkins was first found in Herefordshire, where they held a family seat from ancient times and were Lords of the manor of Monington.

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Tompkins Spelling Variations


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Tompkins Spelling Variations



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

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Tompkins Early History


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Tompkins Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Tompkins research. Another 131 words (9 lines of text) covering the years 1661, 1572, 1656, 1569, 1636, 1624, 1629, 1605, 1674, 1640 and 1674 are included under the topic Early Tompkins History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Tompkins Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Tompkins Early Notables (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...

Another 31 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Tompkins Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Tompkins In Ireland


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Tompkins In Ireland



Some of the Tompkins family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 91 words (6 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Tompkins Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Thomas and William, and Ralph, Samuel, Mary, and Katherine Tompkins, who, who settled in Boston in 1635
  • John Tompkins, who settled in Virginia in 1636
  • Thomas Tompkins, who landed in Virginia in 1637 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    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)
  • Ralph Tompkins, who arrived in Dorchester, Massachusetts in 1638 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    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)
  • John Tompkins, who landed in Virginia in 1638 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    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)
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Tompkins Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Mary Tompkins, who arrived in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1720 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    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)

Tompkins Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Ezra C Tompkins, who landed in San Francisco, California in 1875 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    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)

Tompkins Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • Mr. Jacob Tompkins U.E., (Tomkins) who settled in Canada c. 1784 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X
  • Mr. Edmund Tompkins U.E. (b. 1756) born in Westchester County, New York, USA from Westchester County, New York, USA who settled in Canada c. 1784 he died in 1835 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X
  • Mr. Elijah Tompkins U.E. (b. 1762) born in Westchester County, New York, USA from Westchester County, New York, USA who settled in Wakefield, York County [Carleton County], New Brunswick c. 1784 he served in Loyal American Regiment under Capt. Randles Company [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X
  • Mr. John Roger Tompkins U.E. (b. 1758) born in Westchester County, New York, USA from Westchester County, New York, USA who settled in Wakefield, York County [Carleton County], New Brunswick c. 1784 he enlisted in 1777 serving in the Loyal American Regiment under Capt. Randles Company, married to Abigail Brewer in 1780 having 10 children, he died I 1833 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X
  • Mr. Joseph Tompkins U.E. (b. 1764) from Westchester County, New York, USA who died in 1778 in service before settling in Canada c. 1784 he enlisted in 1777 serving in the Loyal American Regiment under Capt. Randles Company [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Tompkins Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Henry Tompkins, English convict from Buckinghamshire, who was transported aboard the "America" on April 4, 1829, settling in New South Wales, Australia [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2014, November 26) America voyage to New South Wales, Australia in 1829 with 176 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/america/1829
  • Charles Tompkins, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Spartan" in 1849 [4]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) The SPARTAN 1849. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1849Spartan.htm
  • William Tompkins, aged 17, a labourer, who arrived in South Australia in 1859 aboard the ship "David McIvor"

Tompkins Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Joseph Tompkins, aged 21, a farm labourer, who arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Rakaia" in 1879

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Contemporary Notables of the name Tompkins (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Tompkins (post 1700)



  • Willard H. Tompkins, American Democrat politician, Candidate for New York State Assembly from Dutchess County 1st District, 1926
  • William F. Tompkins, American Republican politician, U.S. Attorney for New Jersey, 1953-54; Delegate to Republican National Convention from New Jersey, 1964
  • Walter Tompkins, American politician, Member of New Jersey State House of Assembly from Essex County, 1862-63
  • W. V. Tompkins, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Arkansas, 1916
  • W. S. Tompkins, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from Pennsylvania, 1904
  • W. D. Tompkins, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Virginia, 1916 (Honorary Vice-President)
  • Susie Tompkins, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from California, 1996
  • Sigrid E. Tompkins (b. 1915), American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from Maine, 1948
  • Roger W. Tompkins, American Democrat politician, Member of West Virginia State House of Delegates 17th District; Elected 1974
  • Robert J. Tompkins, American politician, Candidate for supervisor of Brighton Township, Michigan, 1990
  • ... (Another 46 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Suggested Readings for the name Tompkins


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Suggested Readings for the name Tompkins



  • The 7th U.S. Cavalry's Own Colonel Tommy Tompkins: A Military Heritage and Tradition by John M. Carrol.
  • Travels in Search of an Ancestor: with Genealogies of the Tompkins, Kingsley, Kirkland (et al) Families by Grace Tompkins Walker.

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Citations



  1. ^ 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)
  2. ^ Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X
  3. ^ State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2014, November 26) America voyage to New South Wales, Australia in 1829 with 176 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/america/1829
  4. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) The SPARTAN 1849. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1849Spartan.htm

Other References

  1. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
  2. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
  3. Virkus, Frederick A. Ed. Immigrant Ancestors A List of 2,500 Immigrants to America Before 1750. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1964. Print.
  4. Burke, Sir Bernard. General Armory Of England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today. Print.
  5. Thirsk, Joan. The Agrarian History of England and Wales. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press: 7 Volumes. Print.
  6. Mills, A.D. Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4).
  7. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
  8. Humble, Richard. The Fall of Saxon England. New York: Barnes and Noble, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-88029-987-8).
  9. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
  10. Hitching, F.K and S. Hitching. References to English Surnames in 1601-1602. Walton On Thames: 1910. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0181-3).
  11. ...

The Tompkins Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Tompkins 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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