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The surname Thomyss is derived from a Medieval given name of biblical origin that was popular throughout Europe. In Britain, most instances of the name as a surname came with the Norman invasion however, it also likely that Thomyss was also created as a surname from pre-Norman English given names.

Thomyss Early Origins



The surname Thomyss was first found in Gloucestershire, Lincolnshire, and Hamptonshire where Thomas of Bayeux (1070-1100,) Bishop of Worcester and Archbishop of York, held land as listed in the Domesday Book of 1086. After the Norman invasion, Thomas became one of the most popular Christian names, and then in turn as a surname usage began to increase.

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Thomyss Spelling Variations


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Thomyss Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Thomas, Tomas, MacThomas, FitzThomas, Thomasett and others.

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Thomyss Early History


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Thomyss Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Thomyss research. Another 151 words (11 lines of text) covering the years 1275, 1317, 1261, 1630, 1686, 1660, 1593, 1667, 1627, 1693, 1660, 1643, 1718, 1712, 1718, 1766, 1582 and are included under the topic Early Thomyss History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Thomyss Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Thomyss Early Notables (pre 1700)



Outstanding amongst the family at this time was Thomas of Bayeux, the first Norman Archbishop of York; William Thomas (c 1630-1686), an English lawyer and politician, Member of Parliament for Ludgershall in 1660; William Thomas (1593-1667), Rector of Ubley; and his son, Samuel Thomas (1627-1693), an English nonjuring...

Another 48 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Thomyss Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Thomyss In Ireland


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Thomyss In Ireland



Some of the Thomyss family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 177 words (13 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 or some of its variants were: Joe, John, Robert, and Nathaniel Thomas, who all settled in Virginia in 1621; as did Christopher Thomas in 1635 and Evan Thomas in 1653; Bary Thomas, who left Bristol for America between the years 1654-1679.

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Reaney P.H and R.M. Wilson. A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X).
    2. Chadwick, Nora Kershaw and J.X.W.P Corcoran. The Celts. London: Penguin, 1790. Print. (ISBN 0140212116).
    3. Weis, Frederick Lewis, Walter Lee Sheppard and David Faris. Ancestral Roots of Sixty Colonists Who Came to New England Between 1623 and 1650 7th Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0806313676).
    4. Cook, Chris. English Historical Facts 1603-1688. London: MacMillan, 1980. Print.
    5. Hitching, F.K and S. Hitching. References to English Surnames in 1601-1602. Walton On Thames: 1910. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0181-3).
    6. Markale, J. Celtic Civilization. London: Gordon & Cremonesi, 1976. Print.
    7. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
    8. Shaw, William A. Knights of England A Complete Record from the Earliest Time to the Present Day of the Knights of all the Orders of Chivalry in England, Scotland, Ireland and Knights Bachelors 2 Volumes. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print. (ISBN 080630443X).
    9. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
    10. Crispin, M. Jackson and Leonce Mary. Falaise Roll Recording Prominent Companions of William Duke of Normandy at the Conquest of England. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    11. ...

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

    This page was last modified on 28 October 2013 at 14:19.

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