Timothy History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Timothy family

The surname Timothy was first found in Roscommon (Irish: Ros Comáin) located in central Ireland in the province of Connacht, where they held a family seat as Chiefs of the Clann. Irish history was greatly influenced by the Norman invasion of 1172, and thereafter, the surnames of Irish Gaelic clanns and septs and many of the Norman families became almost indistinguishable. This Connacht family name was found later in Ulster in Monaghan and Down.

Early History of the Timothy family

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Timothy Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Tumalty, Tomalty, McTumelty, McTomelty, Tumelty, Tomelty, Tumeltie, Tomeltie, Timothy, Tumilty, Tomilty, Tumbelty, Tombelty and many more.

Early Notables of the Timothy family (pre 1700)

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United States Timothy migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Timothy Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • John Timothy, who landed in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1868 [1]

New Zealand Timothy migration to New Zealand +

Emigration to New Zealand followed in the footsteps of the European explorers, such as Captain Cook (1769-70): first came sealers, whalers, missionaries, and traders. By 1838, the British New Zealand Company had begun buying land from the Maori tribes, and selling it to settlers, and, after the Treaty of Waitangi in 1840, many British families set out on the arduous six month journey from Britain to Aotearoa to start a new life. Early immigrants include:

Timothy Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
  • William Timothy, who arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Midlothian" in 1859

Contemporary Notables of the name Timothy (post 1700) +

  • James Timothy, American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Indiana, 1952
  • Aaron T. Timothy, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from Alabama, 1900
  • Nick Timothy, British political adviser, Joint Downing Street Chief of Staff (2016-)
  • Christopher Timothy (b. 1940), Welsh actor, television director and writer, best known for his roles as James Herriot in All Creatures Great and Small
  • Paul Timothy Fincham (b. 1959), British composer, younger brother of television producer Peter Fincham
  • Mr. Paul Timothy Stanley M.B.E., British Export Vice President for Europe for MBDA UK Ltd., was appointed Member of the Order of the British Empire on 8th June 2018, for services to Defence Exports [2]
  • Mr. Ian Timothy Payne M.B.E., British recipient of Member of the Order of the British Empire on 8th June 2018, for services to the Hospitality and Pub Industry [2]
  • Mr. Andrew Timothy Jackson C.B.E., British Brigadier for the Royal Army, was appointed Commander of the Order of the British Empire on 29th December 2018 [3]
  • John Timothy Stone (b. 1868), American Republican politician, Pastor; Speaker, Republican National Convention, 1916 [4]
  • Onorato Timothy O'Meara (1928-2018), American mathematician known for his work in number theory, linear groups and quadratic forms


  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. ^ "Birthday and New Year Honours Lists (1940 to 2019)." Issue 62310, 4 July 2019 | London Gazette, The Gazette, June 2018, https://www.thegazette.co.uk/London/issue/62310/supplement/B1
  3. ^ "Birthday and New Year Honours Lists (1940 to 2019)." Issue 62507, 28 December 2018 | London Gazette, The Gazette, Dec. 2018, www.thegazette.co.uk/honours-lists
  4. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 2) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html


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