Norman invasion however, it also likely that Thomyss was also created as a surname from pre-Norman English given names.
Early Origins of the Thomyss family
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.
Early History of the Thomyss family
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Thomyss Spelling Variations
Spelling variations of this family name include: Thomas, Tomas, MacThomas, FitzThomas, Thomasett and others.
Early Notables of the Thomyss family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Thomyss family to Ireland
Some of the Thomyss family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
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Migration of the Thomyss family to the New World and Oceana
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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