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Timms History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms



Timms is an ancient Anglo-Saxon name that is derived from the Old English personal name Tima or the Old German forename Thiemmo. Contrary to some popular theories, Timms is not derived from Timothy, since that name was not introduced in England until after the Restoration.

Early Origins of the Timms family


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

Early History of the Timms family


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Timms Spelling Variations


Timms has been spelled many different ways. Before English spelling became standardized over the last few hundred years, spelling variations in names were a common occurrence. As the English language changed in the Middle Ages, absorbing pieces of Latin and French, as well as other languages, the spelling of people's names also changed considerably, even over a single lifetime. Many variations of the name Timms have been found, including Timms, Timm, Tymms, Times and others.

Early Notables of the Timms family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the Timms family to the New World and Oceana


In an attempt to escape the chaos experienced in England, many English families boarded overcrowded and diseased ships sailing for the shores of North America and other British colonies. Those families hardy enough, and lucky enough, to make the passage intact were rewarded with land and a social environment less prone to religious and political persecution. Many of these families became important contributors to the young colonies in which they settled. Early immigration and passenger lists have documented some of the first Timmss to arrive on North American shores:

Timms Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • William Timms, who arrived in Maryland in 1667 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    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)

Timms Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • James Timms, who arrived in New York in 1836 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    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)
  • Benjamin Jervas Timms, who landed in New York, NY in 1843 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    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)
  • Mary Timms, who landed in New York, NY in 1845 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    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)

Timms Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • James Timms, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Louisa Baillie" in 1849 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) The LOUISA BAILLIE 1849. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1849LouisaBaillie.htm
  • George Timms, aged 20, who arrived in South Australia in 1855 aboard the ship "Mallard" [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    South Australian Register Thursday 26th April 1855. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) Mallard 1855. Retrieved http://www.theshipslist.com/ships/australia/mallard1855.shtml

Timms Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Charles Timms, aged 30, a farmer, who arrived in Nelson, New Zealand aboard the ship "Clifford" in 1842
  • Selina Timms, aged 35, who arrived in Nelson, New Zealand aboard the ship "Clifford" in 1842
  • Samuel Timms, aged 9, who arrived in Nelson, New Zealand aboard the ship "Clifford" in 1842
  • Richard Timms, aged 7, who arrived in Nelson, New Zealand aboard the ship "Clifford" in 1842
  • Ann Timms, aged 3, who arrived in Nelson, New Zealand aboard the ship "Clifford" in 1842
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Contemporary Notables of the name Timms (post 1700)


  • John J. Timms, American Republican politician, Member of West Virginia Republican State Executive Committee, 1937
  • Stephen Creswell Timms (b. 1955), English politician, member of Parliament for East Ham (1994-)
  • Sally Timms (b. 1959), British singer songwriter
  • Robert Timms (1908-1993), Australian entrepreneur
  • Freddy Timms, leading Australian Indigenous artist
  • Christopher Ian Timms (1947-2004), New Zealand Olympic yachtsman
  • Alec Boswell Timms (1872-1922), Australian-born Scotland rugby international player
  • Michele Margaret Timms (b. 1965), Australian Olympic medal winning basketball player

Historic Events for the Timms family



HMS Prince of Wales

  • Mr. W Timms, British signalman, who sailed into battle on the HMS Prince of Wales and survived the sinking [4]CITATION[CLOSE]
    HMS Prince of Wales Crew members. (Retrieved 2014, April 9) . Retrieved from http://www.forcez-survivors.org.uk/biographies/listprincecrew.html

HMS Royal Oak

  • Jack Timms, British Chief Mechanician with the Royal Navy aboard the HMS Royal Oak when she was torpedoed by U-47 and sunk; he survived the sinking [5]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Ships hit by U-boats crew list HMS Royal Oak (08) - (Retrieved 2018 February, 9th) - retrieved from https://uboat.net/allies/merchants/crews/ship68.html

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Citations


  1. ^ 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)
  2. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) The LOUISA BAILLIE 1849. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1849LouisaBaillie.htm
  3. ^ South Australian Register Thursday 26th April 1855. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) Mallard 1855. Retrieved http://www.theshipslist.com/ships/australia/mallard1855.shtml
  4. ^ HMS Prince of Wales Crew members. (Retrieved 2014, April 9) . Retrieved from http://www.forcez-survivors.org.uk/biographies/listprincecrew.html
  5. ^ Ships hit by U-boats crew list HMS Royal Oak (08) - (Retrieved 2018 February, 9th) - retrieved from https://uboat.net/allies/merchants/crews/ship68.html

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