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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.

Timms Early Origins



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

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Timms Spelling Variations


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Timms Spelling Variations



Timms has been spelled many different ways, including 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. Timms, Timm, Tymms, Times and others.

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Timms Early History


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Timms Early History



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

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Timms Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Timms Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Timms 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



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

Timms Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • James Timms, who arrived in New York in 1836
  • Benjamin Jervas Timms, who landed in New York, NY in 1843
  • Mary Timms, who landed in New York, NY in 1845

Timms Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • James Timms arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Louisa Baillie" in 1849
  • George Timms, aged 20, arrived in South Australia in 1855 aboard the ship "Mallard"

Timms Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

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

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Contemporary Notables of the name Timms (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Timms (post 1700)



  • 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

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Timms Historic Events


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Timms Historic Events




HMS Prince of Wales

  • Mr. W Timms, British signalman, who sailed in to battle on the HMS Prince of Wales and survived the sinking

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Timms Family Crest Products


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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Library of Congress. American and English Genealogies in the Library of Congress. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1967. Print.
    2. Dunkling, Leslie. Dictionary of Surnames. Toronto: Collins, 1998. Print. (ISBN 0004720598).
    3. Cook, Chris. English Historical Facts 1603-1688. London: MacMillan, 1980. Print.
    4. Ingram, Rev. James. Translator Anglo-Saxon Chronicle 1823. Print.
    5. 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.
    6. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    7. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
    8. Innes, Thomas and Learney. The Tartans of the Clans and Families of Scotland 1st Edition. Edinburgh: W & A. K. Johnston Limited, 1938. Print.
    9. Le Patourel, John. The Norman Empire. New York: Oxford University Press, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-19-822525-3).
    10. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
    11. ...

    The Timms Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Timms 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 21 November 2016 at 06:31.

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