The name Timmis is from the ancient Anglo-Saxon culture of the Britain and comes from the Old English personal nameTima 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.
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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.
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 
^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)