The ancestors of the Timmon 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 Timmon is ultimately derived from the personal names Timothy or Thomas. The Gaelic form of the surname Timmon is Mac Toimin.
Early Origins of the Timmon family
The surname Timmon 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.
Early History of the Timmon family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Timmon research.Another 131 words (9 lines of text) covering the years 117 and 1172 are included under the topic Early Timmon History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Timmon Spelling Variations
Medieval scribes and church officials spelled the names as they sounded, so a name was often spelled many different ways during the lifetime of a single person. The investigation of the origin of the name Timmon revealed many spelling variations
including Timmons, Timmins, O'Timmon, O'Timmons, Tymon, McToimin and many more.
Early Notables of the Timmon family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Timmon family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Timmon Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
- Emily Timmon, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Hasquina" in 1870