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The distinguished surname Tomkins 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."

Tomkins Early Origins



The surname Tomkins was first found in Herefordshire, where they held a family seat from ancient times and were Lords of the manor of Monington.

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Tomkins Spelling Variations


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Tomkins Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Tompkins, Tomkins, Tomkyns, Thomkins, Thompkins and others.

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Tomkins Early History


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Tomkins Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Tomkins 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 Tomkins History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Tomkins Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Tomkins Early Notables (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 Tomkins Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Tomkins In Ireland


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Tomkins In Ireland



Some of the Tomkins family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 91 words (6 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 were:

Tomkins Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Elizabeth Tomkins, aged 18, arrived in America in 1635
  • Marie Tomkins, aged 14, landed in America in 1635
  • Ralph Tomkins, aged 50, landed in New England in 1635
  • Samvel Tomkins, aged 22, arrived in New England in 1635
  • Henry Tomkins, who landed in Virginia in 1652
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Tomkins Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Mathew Tomkins, who arrived in Virginia in 1700

Tomkins Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Richard Tomkins, who arrived in Virginia in 1887

Tomkins Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Arthur Burtin Tomkins, who landed in Michigan in 1907

Tomkins Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • Mr. Jacob Tomkins U.E., (Thompkins) who settled in Canada c. 1784 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X

Tomkins Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • T. Tomkins, who settled in St. John's, Newfoundland in 1832 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Seary E.R., Family Names of the Island of Newfoundland, Montreal: McGill's-Queen's Universtity Press 1998 ISBN 0-7735-1782-0
  • Christopher Tomkins, who was a fisherman of Fortune, Newfoundland, in 1871 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Seary E.R., Family Names of the Island of Newfoundland, Montreal: McGill's-Queen's Universtity Press 1998 ISBN 0-7735-1782-0

Tomkins Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • James Tomkins, English convict from Middlesex, who was transported aboard the "Agamemnon" on April 22, 1820, settling in New South Wales, Australia [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2016, October 27) Agamemnon voyage to New South Wales, Australia in 1820 with 179 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/agamemnon/1820
  • Thomas Tomkins arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Eden" in 1838 [4]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) EDEN 1838. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1838Eden.htm
  • Ann Tomkins arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Eden" in 1838 [4]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) EDEN 1838. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1838Eden.htm
  • William Tomkins, aged 26, a shoemaker, arrived in South Australia in 1850 aboard the ship "Constance"
  • George Tomkins, aged 32, arrived in South Australia in 1852 aboard the ship "Steadfast"

Tomkins Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • John Tomkins, aged 38, a bricklayer, arrived in Port Nicholson aboard the ship "London" in 1842
  • Mary Tomkins, aged 37, arrived in Port Nicholson aboard the ship "London" in 1842
  • William Tomkins, aged 17, a bricklayer, arrived in Port Nicholson aboard the ship "London" in 1842
  • Emma Tomkins, aged 14, a sempstress, arrived in Port Nicholson aboard the ship "London" in 1842
  • John Tomkins, aged 12, arrived in Port Nicholson aboard the ship "London" in 1842
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Tomkins (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Tomkins (post 1700)



  • John J. Tomkins, American Democrat politician, Mayor of North College Hill, Ohio, 1944-47
  • Daniel Tomkins, American politician, Member of New York State Assembly from Rockland County, 1872
  • Silvan Solomon Tomkins (1911-1991), American psychologist and personality theorist
  • Calvin Tomkins (b. 1925), American author and art critic for The New Yorker magazine
  • Joel Tomkins (b. 1987), English professional rugby league footballer
  • Thomas Tomkins (1572-1656), English composer
  • Trevor Ramsey Tomkins (b. 1941), English jazz drummer
  • James Tomkins (b. 1989), English footballer
  • Paddy Tomkins, Chief Constable of Lothian and Borders Police
  • James Tomkins (b. 1965), Australian rower and a three-time Olympic gold medalist
  • ... (Another 2 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X
  2. ^ Seary E.R., Family Names of the Island of Newfoundland, Montreal: McGill's-Queen's Universtity Press 1998 ISBN 0-7735-1782-0
  3. ^ State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2016, October 27) Agamemnon voyage to New South Wales, Australia in 1820 with 179 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/agamemnon/1820
  4. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) EDEN 1838. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1838Eden.htm

Other References

  1. Virkus, Frederick A. Ed. Immigrant Ancestors A List of 2,500 Immigrants to America Before 1750. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1964. Print.
  2. Thirsk, Joan. The Agrarian History of England and Wales. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press: 7 Volumes. Print.
  3. Foster, Joseph. Dictionary of Heraldry Feudal Coats of Arms and Pedigrees. London: Bracken Books, 1989. Print. (ISBN 1-85170-309-8).
  4. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds. Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
  5. Innes, Thomas and Learney. The Tartans of the Clans and Families of Scotland 1st Edition. Edinburgh: W & A. K. Johnston Limited, 1938. Print.
  6. The Norman People and Their Existing Descendants in the British Dominions and the United States Of America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0636-X).
  7. Ingram, Rev. James. Translator Anglo-Saxon Chronicle 1823. Print.
  8. Markale, J. Celtic Civilization. London: Gordon & Cremonesi, 1976. Print.
  9. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
  10. Reaney P.H and R.M. Wilson. A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X).
  11. ...

The Tomkins Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Tomkins 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.

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