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The name Timmis is from the ancient Anglo-Saxon culture of the Britain and comes from the Old English personal name Tima or the Old German forename Thiemmo. Contrary to some popular theories, Timmis is not derived from Timothy, since that name was not introduced in England until after the Restoration.

Timmis Early Origins



The surname Timmis was first found in Kent where they held a family seat from ancient times before the Conquest in 1066.

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Timmis Spelling Variations


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Timmis Spelling Variations



The first dictionaries that appeared in the last few hundred years did much to standardize the English language. Before that time, spelling variations in names were a common occurrence. The language was changing, incorporating pieces of other languages, and the spelling of names changed with it. Timmis has been spelled many different ways, including Timms, Timm, Tymms, Times and others.

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Timmis Early History


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Timmis Early History



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

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Timmis Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Timmis Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Timmis 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



Thousands of English families in this era began to emigrate the New World in search of land and freedom from religious and political persecution. Although the passage was expensive and the ships were dark, crowded, and unsafe, those who made the voyage safely were rewarded with opportunities unavailable to them in their homeland. Research into passenger and immigration lists has revealed some of the very first Timmiss to arrive in North America:

Timmis Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Henry Timmis, who arrived in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1872

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Contemporary Notables of the name Timmis (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Timmis (post 1700)



  • Michael Timmis, American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from Michigan, 1988
  • Joseph F. Timmis, American Democrat politician, Candidate for U.S. Representative from Illinois 3rd District, 1924
  • Frank C. Timmis, American Republican politician, Chair of Clarion County Republican Party, 1927

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Timmis Historic Events


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Timmis Historic Events




RMS Lusitania

  • Mr. Robert James Timmis, English 1st Class Passenger residing in Gainesville, Texas, USA, who sailed aboard the RMS Lusitania and survived the sinking

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Timmis Family Crest Products


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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Shirley, Evelyn Philip. Noble and Gentle Men of England Or Notes Touching The Arms and Descendants of the Ancient Knightley and Gentle Houses of England Arranged in their Respective Counties 3rd Edition. Westminster: John Bowyer Nichols and Sons, 1866. Print.
    2. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    3. Holt, J.C. Ed. Domesday Studies. Woodbridge: Boydell, 1987. Print. (ISBN 0-85115-477-8).
    4. Bowman, George Ernest. The Mayflower Reader A Selection of Articales from The Mayflower Descendent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    5. Bullock, L.G. Historical Map of England and Wales. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1971. Print.
    6. Reaney P.H and R.M. Wilson. A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X).
    7. Lennard, Reginald. Rural England 1086-1135 A Study of Social and Agrarian Conditions. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1959. Print.
    8. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Peerage and Baronetage, The Privy Council, Knightage and Compainonage. London: Burke Publishing, 1921. Print.
    9. Markale, J. Celtic Civilization. London: Gordon & Cremonesi, 1976. Print.
    10. Hanks, Hodges, Mills and Room. The Oxford Names Companion. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2002. Print. (ISBN 0-19-860561-7).
    11. ...

    The Timmis Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Timmis 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 19 November 2015 at 10:35.

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