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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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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
    2. Markale, J. Celtic Civilization. London: Gordon & Cremonesi, 1976. Print.
    3. Le Patourel, John. The Norman Empire. New York: Oxford University Press, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-19-822525-3).
    4. Hanks, Hodges, Mills and Room. The Oxford Names Companion. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2002. Print. (ISBN 0-19-860561-7).
    5. Bede, The Venerable. Historia Ecclesiatica Gentis Anglorum (The Ecclesiastical History Of the English People). Available through Internet Medieval Sourcebook the Fordham University Centre for Medieval Studies. Print.
    6. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
    7. Bardsley, C.W. A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6).
    8. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Peerage and Baronetage, The Privy Council, Knightage and Compainonage. London: Burke Publishing, 1921. Print.
    9. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
    10. Cook, Chris. English Historical Facts 1603-1688. London: MacMillan, 1980. Print.
    11. ...

    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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