The distinguished surname Tomkan is of English origin. It is derived from the first name "Tom," the popular diminutive of the name "Thomas," and, when combined with the Medieval suffix of endearment "kin," means "son of dear little Tom."
Early Origins of the Tomkan family
The surname Tomkan was first found in Herefordshire
, where they held a family seat
from ancient times and were Lords of the manor of Monington.
Early History of the Tomkan family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Tomkan research.Another 131 words (9 lines of text) covering the years 1661, 1572, 1656, 1569, 1636, 1624, 1629, 1605, 1674, 1640 and 1674 are included under the topic Early Tomkan History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Tomkan Spelling Variations
of this family name include: Tompkins, Tomkins, Tomkyns, Thomkins, Thompkins and others.
Early Notables of the Tomkan family (pre 1700)
Distinguished members of the family include Thomas Tomkins (1572-1656), a Welsh-born composer of Cornish origins; James Tomkins (c.1569-1636), an English politician who sat in the House of Commons between 1624 and 1629... Another 31 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Tomkan Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Tomkan family to Ireland
Some of the Tomkan family moved to Ireland
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Migration of the Tomkan family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: T. Tomkins, who settled in St. John's, Newfoundland in 1832; Christopher Tomkins, who was a fisherman of Fortune, Newfoundland, in 1871; John Tompkins, who settled in Virginia in 1636.