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Where did the English Timko family come from? What is the English Timko family crest and coat of arms? When did the Timko family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Timko family history?

The Anglo-Saxon 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.

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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.

First found in Kent where they held a family seat from ancient times before the Conquest in 1066.


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

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More information is included under the topic Early Timko Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.

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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.

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The Timko Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Timko 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 27 October 2010 at 14:02.

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