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The origins of the name Tims are with the Anglo-Saxon tribes of Britain. The name is derived from the Old English personal name Tima or the Old German forename Thiemmo. Contrary to some popular theories, Tims is not derived from Timothy, since that name was not introduced in England until after the Restoration.

Tims Early Origins



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

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Tims Spelling Variations


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Tims Spelling Variations



The first dictionaries that appeared in the last few hundred years did much to standardize the English language. Before that time, spelling variations in names were a common occurrence. The language was changing, incorporating pieces of other languages, and the spelling of names changed with it. Tims has been spelled many different ways, including Timms, Timm, Tymms, Times and others.

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Tims Early History


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Tims Early History



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

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Tims Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Tims Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Tims 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



Thousands of English families in this era began to emigrate the New World in search of land and freedom from religious and political persecution. Although the passage was expensive and the ships were dark, crowded, and unsafe, those who made the voyage safely were rewarded with opportunities unavailable to them in their homeland. Research into passenger and immigration lists has revealed some of the very first Timss to arrive in North America:

Tims Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • William Tims, who landed in Maryland in 1666

Tims Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Thomas Tims, who settled in Boston in 1715
  • Elizabeth Tims, who settled in America in 1744

Tims Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Thomas Tims, who arrived in Maryland in 1840

Tims Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • John Tims, aged 22, arrived in South Australia in 1849 aboard the ship "Emily"
  • John Tims arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Emily" in 1849
  • Edward George Tims, aged 14, arrived in South Australia in 1859 aboard the ship "Escort"
  • George Tims, aged 39, arrived in South Australia in 1859 aboard the ship "Escort"

Tims Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Henry Tims, aged 22, a farm labourer, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Hudson" in 1879

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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Crispin, M. Jackson and Leonce Mary. Falaise Roll Recording Prominent Companions of William Duke of Normandy at the Conquest of England. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    2. Virkus, Frederick A. Ed. Immigrant Ancestors A List of 2,500 Immigrants to America Before 1750. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1964. Print.
    3. Marcharn, Frederick George. A Constitutional History of Modern England 1485 to the Present. London: Harper and Brothers, 1960. Print.
    4. Hinde, Thomas Ed. The Domesday Book England's Heritage Then and Now. Surrey: Colour Library Books, 1995. Print. (ISBN 1-85833-440-3).
    5. Lennard, Reginald. Rural England 1086-1135 A Study of Social and Agrarian Conditions. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1959. Print.
    6. Burke, Sir Bernard. General Armory Of England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today. Print.
    7. Skordas, Guest. Ed. The Early Settlers of Maryland an Index to Names or Immigrants Complied from Records of Land Patents 1633-1680 in the Hall of Records Annapolis, Maryland. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1968. Print.
    8. Shaw, William A. Knights of England A Complete Record from the Earliest Time to the Present Day of the Knights of all the Orders of Chivalry in England, Scotland, Ireland and Knights Bachelors 2 Volumes. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print. (ISBN 080630443X).
    9. Papworth, J.W and A.W Morant. Ordinary of British Armorials. London: T.Richards, 1874. Print.
    10. The Norman People and Their Existing Descendants in the British Dominions and the United States Of America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0636-X).
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    The Tims Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Tims 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 8 December 2014 at 22:10.

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