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Timme is one of the oldest family names to come from the Anglo-Saxon tribes of Britain. It is derived from the Old English personal name Tima or the Old German forename Thiemmo. Contrary to some popular theories, Timme is not derived from Timothy, since that name was not introduced in England until after the Restoration.
The surname Timme was first found in Kent where they held a family seat from ancient times before the Conquest in 1066.
Only recently has spelling become standardized in the English language. As the English language evolved in the Middle Ages, the spelling of names changed also. The name Timme has undergone many spelling variations, including Timms, Timm, Tymms, Times and others.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Timme research. Another 225 words (16 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Timme History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
More information is included under the topic Early Timme Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
To escape the unstable social climate in England of this time, many families boarded ships for the New World with the hope of finding land, opportunity, and greater religious and political freedom. Although the voyages were expensive, crowded, and difficult, those families that arrived often found greater opportunities and freedoms than they could have experienced at home. Many of those families went on to make significant contributions to the rapidly developing colonies in which they settled. Early North American records indicate many people bearing the name Timme were among those contributors:
Timme Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
Timme Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
Timme Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
The Timme Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Timme 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.
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