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The Titmus surname is thought to derive from the name of an English bird called a titmose or tit-mouse; as such, the name was likely originally a nickname for someone thought to resemble this bird.

Titmus Early Origins



The surname Titmus was first found in Lancashire where they held a family seat on the English/Scottish border. After the Norman Conquest of England many of Duke William's rebellious Barons moved north. The border became a convenient no-man's land. Notable families such as the Percy, the Umfravilles and the Nevilles gathered many supporting clans around them. In the 16th century they became known as the 'unruly clans'. In that century, many of those clans drove their herds south, and they settled in Yorkshire and Lancashire. The name was first recorded in Kirkham.

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Titmus Spelling Variations


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Titmus Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Titmas, Titmus, Titmuss, Tytemose, Titmouse and many more.

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Titmus Early History


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Titmus Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Titmus research. Another 179 words (13 lines of text) covering the years 1580, 1651, and 1662 are included under the topic Early Titmus History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Titmus Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Titmus Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Titmus 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



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Titmus Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • William Titmus, a convict sent to Virginia in 1765
  • William Titmus, who landed in America in 1765

Titmus Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Joseph Titmus, British convict from Gibraltar, who was transported aboard the "Adelaide" on April 16, 1855, settling in Western Australia [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2014, November 17) Adelaide voyage to Western Australia, Australia in 1855 with 261 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/adelaide/1855

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Contemporary Notables of the name Titmus (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Titmus (post 1700)



  • Frederick John Titmus MBE (1932-2011), English first-class cricketer; he took 2,500 wickets and made 20,000 runs in first class cricket
  • Steve Titmus, Tasmanian journalist/news presenter

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Titmus Family Crest Products


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Titmus Family Crest Products




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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2014, November 17) Adelaide voyage to Western Australia, Australia in 1855 with 261 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/adelaide/1855

Other References

  1. Papworth, J.W and A.W Morant. Ordinary of British Armorials. London: T.Richards, 1874. Print.
  2. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  3. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Peerage and Baronetage, The Privy Council, Knightage and Compainonage. London: Burke Publishing, 1921. Print.
  4. Bardsley, C.W. A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6).
  5. 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).
  6. Foster, Joseph. Dictionary of Heraldry Feudal Coats of Arms and Pedigrees. London: Bracken Books, 1989. Print. (ISBN 1-85170-309-8).
  7. Burke, John Bernard Ed. The Roll of Battle Abbey. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  8. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
  9. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
  10. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
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The Titmus Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Titmus 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 July 2016 at 06:44.

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