name Timko comes from the Old English personal name Tima
or the Old German forename Thiemmo.
Contrary to some popular theories, Timko is not derived from Timothy,
since that name was not introduced in England
until after the Restoration.
Early Origins of the Timko family
The surname Timko was first found in Kent
where they held a family seat
from ancient times before the Conquest in 1066.
Early History of the Timko family
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Timko Spelling Variations
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 Timko were recorded, including Timms, Timm, Tymms, Times and others.
Early Notables of the Timko family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Timko family to the New World and Oceana
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 Timko family emigrate to North America: Thomas Tims, who settled in Boston in 1715; Andrew Timm, who settled in Philadelphia in 1856; and Elizabeth Tims, who settled in America in 1744.