The ancestors of the Timings surname in Ireland
are thought to have arrived with or in the wake of the 12th century Anglo/ Norman invasion
of the Emerald Isle, led by Strongbow
. The surname Timings is ultimately derived from the personal names Timothy or Thomas. The Gaelic form of the surname Timings is Mac Toimin.
Early Origins of the Timings family
The surname Timings was first found in counties Wicklow
and Carlow (Irish: Cheatharlach) a small landlocked area located in the province of Leinster
in the South East of Ireland
, from 1172. Timon of Athens ( fl.
431 BC) was a citizen of Athens whose misanthropy grew to legendary status. He was the inspiration for Shakespeare's Timon of Athens (The Life of Tymon of Athens), one of his first tragedies.
Early History of the Timings family
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Timings Spelling Variations
During the lifetime of an individual person, his name was often spelt by church officials and medieval scribes the way it sounded. An examination of the many different origins of each name has revealed many spelling variations
for the name: Timmons, Timmins, O'Timmon, O'Timmons, Tymon, McToimin and many more.
Early Notables of the Timings family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Timings family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Timings Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century
- Richard Timings, who landed in Nova Scotia in 1750