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The name Timken is of Anglo-Saxon origin and came from the Old English personal name Tima or the Old German forename Thiemmo. Contrary to some popular theories, Timken is not derived from Timothy, since that name was not introduced in England until after the Restoration.

Timken Early Origins



The surname Timken was first found in Kent where they held a family seat from ancient times before the Conquest in 1066.

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Timken Spelling Variations


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Timken Spelling Variations



Before English spelling was standardized a few hundred years ago, spelling variations of names were a common occurrence. Elements of Latin, French and other languages became incorporated into English through the Middle Ages, and name spellings changed even among the literate. The variations of the surname Timken include Timms, Timm, Tymms, Times and others.

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Timken Early History


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Timken Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Timken research. Another 225 words (16 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Timken History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Timken Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Timken Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Timken Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration



A great wave of immigration to the New World was the result of the enormous political and religious disarray that struck England at that time. Families left for the New World in extremely large numbers. The long journey was the end of many immigrants and many more arrived sick and starving. Still, those who made it were rewarded with an opportunity far greater than they had known at home in England. These emigrant families went on to make significant contributions to these emerging colonies in which they settled. Some of the first North American settlers carried this name or one of its variants:

Timken Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Gerd Timken, aged 28, landed in Missouri in 1847
  • Gerhard Timken, who arrived in St Clair County, Illinois in 1864

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Contemporary Notables of the name Timken (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Timken (post 1700)



  • William Robert Timken, American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from Ohio, 1944
  • W. R. Timken Jr., American Republican politician, Presidential Elector for Ohio, 2000
  • Tim Timken, American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from Ohio, 2008
  • Herman L. Timken, American politician, Mayor of Hoboken, New Jersey, 1883-86

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Cook, Chris. English Historical Facts 1603-1688. London: MacMillan, 1980. Print.
    2. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    3. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin . Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
    4. Innes, Thomas and Learney. The Tartans of the Clans and Families of Scotland 1st Edition. Edinburgh: W & A. K. Johnston Limited, 1938. Print.
    5. Hanks, Hodges, Mills and Room. The Oxford Names Companion. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2002. Print. (ISBN 0-19-860561-7).
    6. Thirsk, Joan. The Agrarian History of England and Wales. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press: 7 Volumes. Print.
    7. Lennard, Reginald. Rural England 1086-1135 A Study of Social and Agrarian Conditions. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1959. Print.
    8. Virkus, Frederick A. Ed. Immigrant Ancestors A List of 2,500 Immigrants to America Before 1750. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1964. Print.
    9. Bowman, George Ernest. The Mayflower Reader A Selection of Articales from The Mayflower Descendent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    10. Leeson, Francis L. Dictionary of British Peerages. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1121-5).
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    The Timken Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Timken 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 19 November 2015 at 10:35.

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