Thomkent History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
The distinguished surname Thomkent 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 Thomkent family
The surname ThomKent 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." 
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." 
Early History of the Thomkent family
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Thomkent Spelling Variations
Spelling variations of this family name include: Tompkins, Tomkins, Tomkyns, Thomkins, Thompkins and others.
Early Notables of the Thomkent 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...
Migration of the Thomkent family to Ireland
Some of the Thomkent family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
Migration of the ThomKent family
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: T. Tomkins, who settled in St. John's, Newfoundland in 1832; Christopher Tomkins, who was a fisherman of Fortune, Newfoundland, in 1871; John Tompkins, who settled in Virginia in 1636.