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The ancestors of the Tomlins surname in Ireland are thought to have arrived with or in the wake of the 12th century Anglo/ Norman invasion of the Emerald Isle, led by Strongbow. The surname Tomlins is ultimately derived from the personal names Timothy or Thomas. The Gaelic form of the surname Tomlins is Mac Toimin.

Tomlins Early Origins



The surname Tomlins was first found in counties Wicklow and Carlow (Irish: Cheatharlach) a small landlocked area located in the province of Leinster in the South East of Ireland, from 1172. Timon of Athens ( fl. 431 BC) was a citizen of Athens whose misanthropy grew to legendary status. He was the inspiration for Shakespeare's Timon of Athens (The Life of Tymon of Athens), one of his first tragedies.

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Tomlins Spelling Variations


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Tomlins Spelling Variations



Medieval scribes and church officials spelt names simply the way they sounded, which explains the various name spelling variations of the name Tomlins that were encountered when researching that surname. The many spelling variations included: Timmons, Timmins, O'Timmon, O'Timmons, Tymon, McToimin and many more.

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Tomlins Early History


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Tomlins Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Tomlins research. Another 131 words (9 lines of text) covering the years 117 and 1172 are included under the topic Early Tomlins History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Tomlins Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Tomlins Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Tomlins Notables 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



A great number of Irish families left their homeland in the late 18th century and throughout the 19th century, migrating to such far away lands as Australia and North Ameri ca. The early settlers left after much planning and deliberation. They were generally well off but they desired a tract of land that they could farm solely for themselves. The great mass of immigrants to arrive on North American shores in the 1840s differed greatly from their predecessors because many of them were utterly destitute, selling all they had to gain a passage on a ship or having their way paid by a philanthropic society. These Irish people were trying to escape the aftermath of the Great Potato Famine: poverty, starvation, disease, and, for many, ultimately death. Those that arrived on North American shores were not warmly welcomed by the established population, but they were vital to the rapid development of the industry, agriculture, and infrastructure of the infant nations of the United States and what would become Canada. Early passenger and immigration lists reveal many Irish settlers bearing the name Tomlins:

Tomlins Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Edward Tomlins, aged 30, arrived in New England in 1635
  • Thomas Tomlins, who arrived in Virginia in 1666
  • Thomas Tomlins, who landed in Maryland in 1673

Tomlins Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • John Tomlins, English Convict from Salop, who was transported aboard the "Aboukir" on December 24, 1851, settling in Van Diemen's Land, Australia [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2014, November 18) Aboukir voyage to Van Diemen's Land and Norfolk Island. [These convicts appear to have all landed in Van Diemen's Land], Australia in 1851 with 280 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/aboukir/1851

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Tomlins Historic Events


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Tomlins Historic Events




HMS Hood

  • Mr. George Tomlins (b. 1912), Scottish Leading Seaman serving for the Royal Navy from Tamochside, Lanarkshire, Scotland, who sailed into battle on the HMS Hood and died on 24th May 1941 in the sinking

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  1. ^ State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2014, November 18) Aboukir voyage to Van Diemen's Land and Norfolk Island. [These convicts appear to have all landed in Van Diemen's Land], Australia in 1851 with 280 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/aboukir/1851

Other References

  1. Harris, Ruth-Ann and B. Emer O'Keefe. The Search for Missing Friends Irish Immigrant Advertisements Placed in the Boston Pilot Volume II 1851-1853. Boston, MA: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1991. Print.
  2. Land Owners in Ireland. Genealogical Publishing. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1203-3).
  3. Fitzgerald, Thomas W. Ireland and Her People A Library of Irish Biography 5 Volumes. Chicago: Fitzgerald. Print.
  4. Woulfe, Rev. Patrick. Irish Names and Surnames Collected and Edited with Explanatory and Historical Notes. Kansas City: Genealogical Foundation, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-940134-403).
  5. Sullivan, Sir Edward. The Book of Kells 3rd Edition. New York: Crescent Books, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0-517-61987-3).
  6. Fairbairn. Fairbain's book of Crests of the Families of Great Britain and Ireland, 4th Edition 2 volumes in one. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1968. Print.
  7. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
  8. O'Hart, John. Irish Pedigress 5th Edition in 2 Volumes. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0737-4).
  9. Johnson, Daniel F. Irish Emigration to New England Through the Port of Saint John, New Brunswick Canada 1841-1849. Baltimore, Maryland: Clearfield, 1996. Print.
  10. Kennedy, Patrick. Kennedy's Book of Arms. Canterbury: Achievements, 1967. Print.
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The Tomlins Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Tomlins 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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