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Thomey History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms



While many of Irish names are quite familiar to most, their original Gaelic forms are often forgotten and mysterious. The original Gaelic form of the name Thomey is O Tuama.

Early Origins of the Thomey family


The surname Thomey was first found in County Cork (Irish: Corcaigh) the ancient Kingdom of Deis Muin (Desmond), located on the southwest coast of Ireland in the province of Munster, where they held a family seat from very ancient times. This ancient family name was descended from Tuaim Snama, an eighth century King of Osraigi, and were presumably of Dalcassian origin. They were descended through Mathghamhain, the brother of Brian Boru. Although this tribe of Toomey held a family seat in Cork in the 14th century, they are believed to be descended from the Dal Cais to the north.

Early History of the Thomey family


This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Thomey research.
Another 321 words (23 lines of text) covering the years 1478, 1640, 1653, 1730, 1659, 1702, 1706, 1603 and 1676 are included under the topic Early Thomey History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Thomey Spelling Variations


Many different spelling variations of the surname Thomey were found in the archives researched. These included Scribes and church officials generally spelled a name as it sounded; as a result, a person's name could be spelt innumerable ways in his lifetime. Toomie, O'Toomie, Twomey, O'Twomey, Twomy, O'Twomy, Twony, Toomey, O'Toomey, Toomy, O'Toomy, Twomie, O'Twomie, Twome, O'Twome, Toomee, O'Toomee, Tome, O'Tome, Thomey, O'Thomey, Thoume, O'Thoume, Thomey, O'Thomey, Tumey, O'Tumey, Tumee and many more.

Early Notables of the Thomey family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the Thomey family to the New World and Oceana


Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Thomey Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • Arthur Thomey setled in Harbour Grace, Newfoundland in 1771 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Seary E.R., Family Names of the Island of Newfoundland, Montreal: McGill's-Queen's Universtity Press 1998 ISBN 0-7735-1782-0
  • John Thomey in St. John's, Newfoundland in 1795 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Seary E.R., Family Names of the Island of Newfoundland, Montreal: McGill's-Queen's Universtity Press 1998 ISBN 0-7735-1782-0

Contemporary Notables of the name Thomey (post 1700)


  • Greg Thomey (b. 1961), Canadian Gemini Award winning writer and performer with the comedy troupe CODCO, from St. John's, Newfoundland

The Thomey Motto


The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.

Motto: Fortis undis et armis
Motto Translation: Waves and strong arms


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Citations


  1. ^ Seary E.R., Family Names of the Island of Newfoundland, Montreal: McGill's-Queen's Universtity Press 1998 ISBN 0-7735-1782-0

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