Timpson History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Timpson family

The surname Timpson was first found in Durham where they held a family seat from very ancient times, some say before the Norman Conquest by Duke William of Normandy in 1066 A.D.

Early History of the Timpson family

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Timpson Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Timpson, Timson and others.

Early Notables of the Timpson family (pre 1700)

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United States Timpson migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Timpson Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
  • Jude Timpson, who landed in Virginia in 1698 [1]
Timpson Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • William Timpson, who settled in Virginia in 1731

New Zealand Timpson 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:

Timpson Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
  • Miss Charlotte Timpson, (b. 1845), aged 25, British settler travelling from London aboard the ship "Zealandia" arriving in Lyttelton, Christchurch, South Island, New Zealand on 23rd December 1870 [2]

Contemporary Notables of the name Timpson (post 1700) +

  • Tyrell Eugene "Ty" Timpson (b. 1986), American professional basketball player
  • Michael Dwain Timpson (b. 1967), American NFL football player who played from 1989 to 1997
  • Michael Sidney Timpson (b. 1970), American composer of contemporary classical music
  • Alex Timpson (1946-2016), British campaigner for children's rights
  • Sir William John Anthony Timpson CBE (b. 1943), British businessman, CEO and owner of Timpson, a British shoe repair chain with 1325 shops
  • John Harry Robert Timpson OBE (1928-2005), British journalist, best known as a radio presenter for the BBC
  • Anthony Edward Timpson (b. 1973), British politician, Minister of State for Children and Families (2015-2017), Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Children and Families (2012-2015)
  • Tony Timpson (1933-2013), New Zealand carpet executive, co-founder of Cavalier Corporation in 1984


  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. ^ New Zealand Yesteryears Passenger Lists 1800 to 1900 (Retrieved 26th March 2019). Retrieved from http://www.yesteryears.co.nz/shipping/passlist.html


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