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Multiple Origins for the Surname Tombs


English


The Tombs surname is one of the many derivatives of the Biblical first name that we know as Thomas. Originally an Aramic word that meant "twin," there are several surnames in most European languages that derive from this same source.

Tombs Early Origins



The surname Tombs was first found in the county of Worcestershire, in central England where they have been found since at least 1327, when Walter Tomes was recorded in the Subsidy Rolls.

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Tombs Spelling Variations


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Tombs Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Tomb, Tombs, Tome, Toms, Toume, Tomes, Toombes and many more.

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Tombs Early History


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Tombs Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Tombs research. Another 202 words (14 lines of text) covering the years 1601, 1602, 1701, and 1702 are included under the topic Early Tombs History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Tombs Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Tombs Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Tombs 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:

Tombs Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Rich. Tombs, who was listed in a Virginia land grant in 1636

Tombs Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • James Tombs, who was an emigrant in bondage, arriving in America in 1736

Tombs Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Thomas Tombs arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Marion" in 1849

Tombs Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Susan H. Tombs, aged 21, a housemaid, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "British Queen" in 1883

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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Ingram, Rev. James. Translator Anglo-Saxon Chronicle 1823. Print.
    2. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    3. Mills, A.D. Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4).
    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. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Peerage and Baronetage, The Privy Council, Knightage and Compainonage. London: Burke Publishing, 1921. Print.
    6. Foster, Joseph. Dictionary of Heraldry Feudal Coats of Arms and Pedigrees. London: Bracken Books, 1989. Print. (ISBN 1-85170-309-8).
    7. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
    8. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
    9. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds. Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
    10. Marcharn, Frederick George. A Constitutional History of Modern England 1485 to the Present. London: Harper and Brothers, 1960. Print.
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    The Tombs Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Tombs 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 9 January 2017 at 09:16.

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