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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. Holt, J.C. Ed. Domesday Studies. Woodbridge: Boydell, 1987. Print. (ISBN 0-85115-477-8).
    2. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
    3. Hinde, Thomas Ed. The Domesday Book England's Heritage Then and Now. Surrey: Colour Library Books, 1995. Print. (ISBN 1-85833-440-3).
    4. 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.
    5. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
    6. Markale, J. Celtic Civilization. London: Gordon & Cremonesi, 1976. Print.
    7. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    8. Innes, Thomas and Learney. The Tartans of the Clans and Families of Scotland 1st Edition. Edinburgh: W & A. K. Johnston Limited, 1938. Print.
    9. Reaney P.H and R.M. Wilson. A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X).
    10. Virkus, Frederick A. Ed. Immigrant Ancestors A List of 2,500 Immigrants to America Before 1750. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1964. 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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