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Tomkinson History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms



The name Tomkinson is of Anglo-Saxon origin and came from the Aramaic personal name Thomas, which means twin. This became one of the most popular Christian names in England following the Norman Conquest of 1066. The name Tomkinson developed from the pet form Tom, to which the diminutive suffix -kin was appended. The surname also features the suffix -son, which superseded other patronymic suffixes in popularity during the 14th century and was most popular in the north of England.

Early Origins of the Tomkinson family


The surname Tomkinson was first found in Cheshire where they held a family seat as Lords of the manor of Reasheath from early times. Here, most of the family were found at Willington. " It is situated on the south-west side of Delamere Forest, and comprises 977a. 3r. 17p., of which, deducting 30 acres of wood, two-thirds are pasture and one-third arable land, mostly the property of Colonel Tomkinson. The mansion of Colonel Tomkinson, standing on the borders of the forest, is a modern and elegant building in the Elizabethan style." [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.

Early History of the Tomkinson family


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Tomkinson Spelling Variations


Before English spelling was standardized a few hundred years ago, spelling variations of names were a common occurrence. Elements of Latin, French and other languages became incorporated into English through the Middle Ages, and name spellings changed even among the literate. The variations of the surname Tomkinson include Tomkinson, Tompkinson, Thomkinson, Thompkinson and others.

Early Notables of the Tomkinson family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the Tomkinson family to the New World and Oceana


A great wave of immigration to the New World was the result of the enormous political and religious disarray that struck England at that time. Families left for the New World in extremely large numbers. The long journey was the end of many immigrants and many more arrived sick and starving. Still, those who made it were rewarded with an opportunity far greater than they had known at home in England. These emigrant families went on to make significant contributions to these emerging colonies in which they settled. Some of the first North American settlers carried this name or one of its variants:

Tomkinson Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • John Tomkinson, who landed in Maryland in 1651 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)

Tomkinson Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Thomas Tomkinson, who arrived in Philadelphia in 1853
  • Andrew Tomkinson, who arrived in Philadelphia in 1855
  • Arthur and Joseph Tomkinson, who arrived in Philadelphia in 1860

Contemporary Notables of the name Tomkinson (post 1700)


  • Tara Palmer- Tomkinson (b. 1971), also known as T P-T, an English socialite, television presenter, columnist, model and charity patron
  • James Tomkinson PC (1840-1910), English landowner and Liberal Party politician, High Sheriff of Cheshire in 1887
  • Charles Anthony Palmer- Tomkinson (b. 1940), English landowner, a former Olympic skier, and a close friend of Prince Charles
  • Sir Geoffrey Stewart Tomkinson (1881-1963), English sportsman and industrialist
  • Francis Martin Tomkinson (1883-1963), English cricketer
  • James Algernon Palmer- Tomkinson (1915-1952), born James Algernon Tomkinson, a British Olympic alpine ski racer a the 1936 and 1948 Winter Olympics, grandson of James Tomkinson
  • Samuel Tomkinson (1851-1900), Welsh-born, Australian politician, eponym of the Tomkinson Ranges, Southwest Australia
  • Vice Admiral Wilfred Tomkinson (1877-1971), British Royal Navy officer, Commander of the Battlecruiser Squadron (1929-1932)
  • William Tomkinson (1790-1872), Lieutenant-Colonel, author
  • Charles Tomkinson, Colonial Administrator

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Citations


  1. ^ Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
  2. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)

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