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The distinguished surname Tomkyns 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."

Tomkyns Early Origins



The surname Tomkyns 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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Tomkyns Early History


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Tomkyns Early History



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

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Tomkyns Spelling Variations


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Tomkyns Spelling Variations



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

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Tomkyns Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Tomkyns 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 Tomkyns Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Tomkyns In Ireland


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Tomkyns In Ireland



Some of the Tomkyns 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 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.

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