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The ancestors of the Timmins surname in Ireland are thought to have arrived with or in the wake of the 12th century Anglo/ Norman invasion of the Emerald Isle, led by Strongbow. The surname Timmins is ultimately derived from the personal names Timothy or Thomas. The Gaelic form of the surname Timmins is Mac Toimin.

Timmins Early Origins



The surname Timmins was first found in counties Wicklow and Carlow (Irish: Cheatharlach) a small landlocked area located in the province of Leinster in the South East of Ireland, from 1172. Timon of Athens ( fl. 431 BC) was a citizen of Athens whose misanthropy grew to legendary status. He was the inspiration for Shakespeare's Timon of Athens (The Life of Tymon of Athens), one of his first tragedies.

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Timmins Spelling Variations


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Timmins Spelling Variations



Church officials and medieval scribes often simply spelled names as they sounded. As a result, a single person's name may have been recorded a dozen different ways during his lifetime. Spelling variations for the name Timmins include: Timmons, Timmins, O'Timmon, O'Timmons, Tymon, McToimin and many more.

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Timmins Early History


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Timmins Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Timmins research. Another 131 words (9 lines of text) covering the years 117 and 1172 are included under the topic Early Timmins History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Timmins Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Timmins Early Notables (pre 1700)



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

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



The Irish emigration during the late 18th and 19th century contributed to the melting pot of nationalities in North America, and the building of a whole new era of industry and commerce in what was seen as a rich, new land. Ireland's Great Potato Famine resulted in the worst economic and social conditions in the island's history. And in response to the hunger, disease, and poverty, during this decade the total number of emigrants to leave for North America rivaled all the previous years combined. Those from this decade that arrived on North American shores were not warmly welcomed by the established population, but they were vital to the rapid development of the industry, agriculture, and infrastructure of the infant nations of the United States and what would become Canada. Research into early immigration and passenger lists has shown many people bearing the name Timmins:

Timmins Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Priscilla Timmins, who arrived in Maryland in 1680
  • William Timmins, who landed in Maryland in 1680

Timmins Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • John Timmins, who arrived in Boston, Massachusetts in 1764
  • John Timmins settled in Boston in 1764
  • Sarah Timmins settled in Maryland in 1774

Timmins Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Francis Timmins, who settled in Allegheny Co. Pennsylvania in 1823
  • Francis Timmins, who arrived in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1823
  • Eleanor Timmins, aged 21, landed in Kennebunk, Me in 1830
  • Thomas G Timmins, who arrived in Texas in 1835
  • James Timmins, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1835
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Timmins Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • Margaret Timmins from St. Mullins in Carlow who settled in St. John's, Newfoundland, in 1819 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Seary E.R., Family Names of the Island of Newfoundland, Montreal: McGill's-Queen's Universtity Press 1998 ISBN 0-7735-1782-0

Timmins Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Owen Timmins, a bricklayer, arrived in Van Diemenís Land (now Tasmania) sometime between 1825 and 1832
  • John Timmins, English convict from Worcester, who was transported aboard the "Albion" on September 21, 1826, settling in New South Wales, Australia [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2016, October 27) Albion voyage to New South Wales, Australia in 1826 with 192 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/albion/1826
  • Catherine Timmins arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Santipore" in 1848
  • Grace Timmins arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Santipore" in 1848
  • Henry Timmins arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Harry Lorrequer" in 1849
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Timmins Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Samuel Timmins landed in Wellington, New Zealand in 1843 aboard the ship Tyne
  • Harriet Timmins, aged 22, a dairymaid, arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Oxford" in 1874

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Contemporary Notables of the name Timmins (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Timmins (post 1700)



  • Michael "Godfrey" Timmins (1927-2001), former Irish Fine Gael party TD
  • Billy Timmins (b. 1959), Irish Fine Gael politician
  • Colin Douglas Timmins (b. 1947), Australian Test cricket match umpire
  • Hilary Timmins (b. 1965), New Zealand television presenter
  • Dean Timmins (b. 1986), Australian figure skater
  • Charles "Charlie" Timmins (1922-2010), English former footballer
  • Noah Anthony Timmins (1867-1936), Canadian mining developer and executive
  • Harold Aberdeen Watson Timmins (1896-1966), Canadian politician and jurist
  • Samuel Timmins (d. 1902), British Shakespearean scholar and antiquarian
  • Scott Timmins (b. 1989), Canadian professional ice hockey player
  • ... (Another 4 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ Seary E.R., Family Names of the Island of Newfoundland, Montreal: McGill's-Queen's Universtity Press 1998 ISBN 0-7735-1782-0
  2. ^ State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2016, October 27) Albion voyage to New South Wales, Australia in 1826 with 192 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/albion/1826

Other References

  1. Fairbairn. Fairbain's book of Crests of the Families of Great Britain and Ireland, 4th Edition 2 volumes in one. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1968. Print.
  2. Donovan, George Francis. The Pre-Revolutionary Irish in Massachusetts 1620-1775. Menasha, WI: Geroge Banta Publsihing Co., 1932. Print.
  3. Somerset Fry, Peter and Fiona Somerset Fry. A History of Ireland. New York: Barnes and Noble, 1993. Print. (ISBN 1-56619-215-3).
  4. Rasmussen, Louis J. . San Francisco Ship Passenger Lists 4 Volumes Colma, California 1965 Reprint. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1978. Print.
  5. Tepper, Michael Ed & Elizabeth P. Bentley Transcriber. Passenger Arrivals at the Port of Philadelphia 1800-1819. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1986. Print.
  6. Heraldic Scroll and Map of Family names and Origins of Ireland. Dublin: Mullins. Print.
  7. Kennedy, Patrick. Kennedy's Book of Arms. Canterbury: Achievements, 1967. Print.
  8. Woodham-Smith, Cecil. The Great Hunger Ireland 1845-1849. New York: Old Town Books, 1962. Print. (ISBN 0-88029-385-3).
  9. Weis, Frederick Lewis, Walter Lee Sheppard and David Faris. Ancestral Roots of Sixty Colonists Who Came to New England Between 1623 and 1650 7th Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0806313676).
  10. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
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The Timmins Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Timmins 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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