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The Thomlinson name is an important part of the history of the ancient Anglo-Saxon tribes of Britain. Thomlinson is derived from the personal name Thomas. Thomlinson 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.
The surname Thomlinson was first found in Durham where they were Lords of the manor of Gateshead from ancient times.
Before the last few hundred years, the English language had no fast system of spelling rules. For that reason, spelling variations are commonly found in early Anglo-Saxon surnames. Over the years, many variations of the name Thomlinson were recorded, including Tomlinson, Thomlinson and others.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Thomlinson research. Another 305 words (22 lines of text) covering the years 1811, 1617 and 1681 are included under the topic Early Thomlinson History in all our PDF Extended History products.
Another 75 words (5 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Thomlinson Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.
To escape oppression and starvation at that time, many English families left for the "open frontiers" of the New World with all its perceived opportunities. In droves people migrated to the many British colonies, those in North America in particular, paying high rates for passages in cramped, unsafe ships. Although many of the settlers did not make the long passage alive, those who did see the shores of North America perceived great opportunities before them. Many of the families that came from England went on to make essential contributions to the emerging nations of Canada and the United States. Research into various historical records revealed some of first members of the Thomlinson family emigrate to North America:
Thomlinson Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
Thomlinson Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
Thomlinson Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
Thomlinson Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
The Thomlinson Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Thomlinson 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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