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The Titmuss 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.

Titmuss Early Origins



The surname Titmuss 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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Titmuss Spelling Variations


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Titmuss Spelling Variations



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

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Titmuss Early History


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Titmuss Early History



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

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Titmuss Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Titmuss Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Titmuss 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 or some of its variants were: Francis Titmouse, who came to Maryland in 1756; William Titmus, a convict sent to Virginia in 1765; and Simeon Titmouse, who arrived in Canada in 1832..

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Contemporary Notables of the name Titmuss (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Titmuss (post 1700)



  • Abigail Evelyn "Abi" Titmuss (b. 1976), English actress, television personality, poker player, and former glamour model
  • Fred Titmuss (1898-1966), English footballer
  • Abigail Titmuss (b. 1976), English TV presenter and model
  • Richard Titmuss (1907-1973), British academic
  • Christopher Titmuss (b. 1944), former Theravada Buddhist monk and author

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. 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.
    2. Shirley, Evelyn Philip. Noble and Gentle Men of England Or Notes Touching The Arms and Descendants of the Ancient Knightley and Gentle Houses of England Arranged in their Respective Counties 3rd Edition. Westminster: John Bowyer Nichols and Sons, 1866. Print.
    3. Bradford, William. History of Plymouth Plantation 1620-1647 Edited by Samuel Eliot Morrison 2 Volumes. New York: Russell and Russell, 1968. Print.
    4. 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.
    5. 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).
    6. Hinde, Thomas Ed. The Domesday Book England's Heritage Then and Now. Surrey: Colour Library Books, 1995. Print. (ISBN 1-85833-440-3).
    7. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds. Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
    8. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
    9. MacAulay, Thomas Babington. History of England from the Accession of James the Second 4 volumes. New York: Harper and Brothers, 1879. Print.
    10. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
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    The Titmuss Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Titmuss 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 March 2016 at 08:00.

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