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The ancestors of the Tomblin surname in Ireland are thought to have arrived with or in the wake of the 12th century Anglo/ Norman invasion of the Emerald Isle, led by Strongbow. The surname Tomblin is ultimately derived from the personal names Timothy or Thomas. The Gaelic form of the surname Tomblin is Mac Toimin.

Tomblin Early Origins



The surname Tomblin was first found in counties Wicklow and Carlow (Irish: Cheatharlach) a small landlocked area located in the province of Leinster in the South East of Ireland, from 1172. Timon of Athens ( fl. 431 BC) was a citizen of Athens whose misanthropy grew to legendary status. He was the inspiration for Shakespeare's Timon of Athens (The Life of Tymon of Athens), one of his first tragedies.

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Tomblin Spelling Variations


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Tomblin Spelling Variations



It was found during an investigation of the origins of the name Tomblin that church officials and medieval scribes often spelled the name as it sounded. This practice lead to a single person's being documented under many spelling variations. The name Tomblin has existed in the various shapes: Timmons, Timmins, O'Timmon, O'Timmons, Tymon, McToimin and many more.

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Tomblin Early History


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Tomblin Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Tomblin research. Another 131 words (9 lines of text) covering the years 117 and 1172 are included under the topic Early Tomblin History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Tomblin Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Tomblin Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Tomblin 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



In the 1840s, Ireland experienced a mass exodus to North America due to the Great Potato Famine. These families wanted to escape from hunger and disease that was ravaging their homeland. With the promise of work, freedom and land overseas, the Irish looked upon British North America and the United States as a means of hope and prosperity. Those that survived the journey were able to achieve this through much hard work and perseverance. Early immigration and passenger lists revealed many bearing the name Tomblin:

Tomblin Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Edward Tomblin, who landed in Maryland in 1676

Tomblin Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Clara L. Tomblin, aged 18, who landed in America, in 1892
  • Tra Tomblin, aged 63, who landed in America, in 1894
  • P. T. Tomblin, aged 35, who settled in America, in 1895

Tomblin Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Oscar Tomblin, aged 54, who landed in America, in 1905
  • O.J. Tomblin, aged 40, who emigrated to the United States, in 1906
  • Edward Tomblin, aged 42, who emigrated to America from London England, in 1913
  • Mary Tomblin, aged 56, who landed in America from London, England, in 1920

Tomblin Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • John Tomblin, aged 21, a labourer, arrived in South Australia in 1849 aboard the ship "Constance"
  • Hannah Tomblin, aged 18, a servant, arrived in South Australia in 1849 aboard the ship "Constance"
  • John Tomblin arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Constance" in 1849

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Contemporary Notables of the name Tomblin (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Tomblin (post 1700)



  • Earl Ray Tomblin (b. 1952), American politician, 35th Governor of West Virginia
  • Teddy Tomblin, American Democrat politician, Member of West Virginia State House of Delegates 24th District; Elected 2012
  • Randy Tomblin, American Republican politician, Candidate for West Virginia State House of Delegates 19th District, 2012
  • Earl Ray Tomblin (b. 1952), American Democrat politician, Member of West Virginia State House of Delegates 16th District, 1975-80; Member of West Virginia State Senate 7th District, 1981-; Governor of West Virginia; Elected 2011, 2012
  • Lisa Tomblin, English Academy Award nominated film make-up department chief hairdresser for her work on the movie Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2
  • David Tomblin (1930-2005), English BAFTA Award winning film and television producer, assistant director, and director, best known for The Prisoner television series (1967-1968) and worked on the Star Wars and Indiana Jones series

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Bell, Robert. The Book of Ulster Surnames. Belfast: Blackstaff, 1988. Print. (ISBN 10-0856404160).
    2. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
    3. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    4. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
    5. Tepper, Michael Ed & Elizabeth P. Bentley Transcriber. Passenger Arrivals at the Port of Philadelphia 1800-1819. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1986. Print.
    6. Fitzgerald, Thomas W. Ireland and Her People A Library of Irish Biography 5 Volumes. Chicago: Fitzgerald. Print.
    7. Somerset Fry, Peter and Fiona Somerset Fry. A History of Ireland. New York: Barnes and Noble, 1993. Print. (ISBN 1-56619-215-3).
    8. Johnson, Daniel F. Irish Emigration to New England Through the Port of Saint John, New Brunswick Canada 1841-1849. Baltimore, Maryland: Clearfield, 1996. Print.
    9. MacLysaght, Edward. The Surnames of Ireland 3rd Edition. Dublin: Irish Academic, 1978. Print. (ISBN 0-7165-2278-0).
    10. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    11. ...

    The Tomblin Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Tomblin 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 21 October 2016 at 13:36.

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