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The surname Tomiss is derived from a Medieval given name of biblical origin that was popular throughout Europe. In Britain, most instances of the name as a surname came with the Norman invasion however, it also likely that Tomiss was also created as a surname from pre-Norman English given names.

Tomiss Early Origins



The surname Tomiss was first found in Gloucestershire, Lincolnshire, and Hamptonshire where Thomas of Bayeux (1070-1100,) Bishop of Worcester and Archbishop of York, held land as listed in the Domesday Book of 1086. After the Norman invasion, Thomas became one of the most popular Christian names, and then in turn as a surname usage began to increase.

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Tomiss Spelling Variations


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Tomiss Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Thomas, Tomas, MacThomas, FitzThomas, Thomasett and others.

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Tomiss Early History


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Tomiss Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Tomiss research. Another 151 words (11 lines of text) covering the years 1275, 1317, 1261, 1630, 1686, 1660, 1593, 1667, 1627, 1693, 1660, 1643, 1718, 1712, 1718, 1766, 1582 and are included under the topic Early Tomiss History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Tomiss Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Tomiss Early Notables (pre 1700)



Outstanding amongst the family at this time was Thomas of Bayeux, the first Norman Archbishop of York; William Thomas (c 1630-1686), an English lawyer and politician, Member of Parliament for Ludgershall in 1660; William Thomas (1593-1667), Rector of Ubley; and his son, Samuel Thomas (1627-1693), an English nonjuring...

Another 48 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Tomiss Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Tomiss In Ireland


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Tomiss In Ireland



Some of the Tomiss family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 177 words (13 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included 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: Joe, John, Robert, and Nathaniel Thomas, who all settled in Virginia in 1621; as did Christopher Thomas in 1635 and Evan Thomas in 1653; Bary Thomas, who left Bristol for America between the years 1654-1679.

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Papworth, J.W and A.W Morant. Ordinary of British Armorials. London: T.Richards, 1874. Print.
    2. Burke, Sir Bernard. General Armory Of England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today. Print.
    3. Thirsk, Joan. The Agrarian History of England and Wales. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press: 7 Volumes. Print.
    4. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
    5. Bullock, L.G. Historical Map of England and Wales. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1971. Print.
    6. Hitching, F.K and S. Hitching. References to English Surnames in 1601-1602. Walton On Thames: 1910. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0181-3).
    7. 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.
    8. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
    9. Dunkling, Leslie. Dictionary of Surnames. Toronto: Collins, 1998. Print. (ISBN 0004720598).
    10. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
    11. ...

    The Tomiss Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Tomiss 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 28 October 2013 at 14:19.

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