Timm History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
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The name Timm originated with the Anglo-Saxon tribes that once ruled Britain. It is derived from the Old English personal name Tima or the Old German forename Thiemmo. Contrary to some popular theories, Timm is not derived from Timothy, since that name was not introduced in England until after the Restoration.
Early Origins of the Timm family
The surname Timm was first found in Kent where they held a family seat from ancient times before the Conquest in 1066.
Important Dates for the Timm family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Timm research. Another 51 words (4 lines of text) covering the years 162 and 1620 are included under the topic Early Timm History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Timm Spelling Variations
One relatively recent invention that did much to standardize English spelling was the printing press. However, before its invention even the most literate people recorded their names according to sound rather than spelling. The spelling variations under which the name Timm has appeared include Timms, Timm, Tymms, Times and others.
Early Notables of the Timm family (pre 1700)
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Timm migration to the United States
At this time, the shores of the New World beckoned many English families that felt that the social climate in England was oppressive and lacked opportunity for change. Thousands left England at great expense in ships that were overcrowded and full of disease. A great portion of these settlers never survived the journey and even a greater number arrived sick, starving, and without a penny. The survivors, however, were often greeted with greater opportunity than they could have experienced back home. These English settlers made significant contributions to those colonies that would eventually become the United States and Canada. An examination of early immigration records and passenger ship lists revealed that people bearing the name Timm arrived in North America very early:
Typical Timm Emigration from the United Kingdom to North America
Timm Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
- Thomas Timm, who landed in Maryland in 1679 
Timm Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
- Adolph Timm, who landed in New York in 1850 
- Carl Timm, who arrived in New York in 1850 
- J H Timm, who arrived in New York in 1850 
- Andrew Timm, who settled in Philadelphia in 1856
- Frederick Timm, aged 47, who landed in Mobile, Ala in 1874 
Contemporary Notables of the name Timm (post 1700)
- Otto Timm (1893-1978), American aviator and aircraft manufacturer
- Henry Christian Timm (1811-1892), American pianist, conductor, and composer
- Bruce Timm (b. 1961), US animator and producer
- Everett Timm, American flutist, faculty member of Louisiana State University
- Paulette Timm, American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Wisconsin, 2004 
- Nathan Timm, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Wisconsin, 2004 
- John Timm, American politician, Candidate for New York State Assembly from Kings County 3rd District, 1933, 1936, 1937; Candidate for New York State Senate 5th District, 1934 
- Uwe Timm (b. 1940), German author
- Mads Timm (b. 1984), Danish footballer
- Christian Timm (b. 1979), German footballer
Historic Events for the Timm family
- Heinrich Timm (1921-1941), German Matrose who served aboard the German Battleship Bismarck during World War II when it was sunk heading to France; he died in the sinking 
- Gebhard Timm (1920-1941), German Matrosengefreiter who served aboard the German Battleship Bismarck during World War II when it was sunk heading to France; he died in the sinking 
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