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The rich and ancient history of the Tomlinson family name dates back to the time of the Anglo-Saxon tribes of Britain. It comes from the personal name Thomas. Tomlinson is a patronymic surname, which belongs to the category of hereditary surnames. This surname came out of the religious given name tradition, and derived from the personal name Thomas, which means twin. Thomas was a popular name, owing to its biblical origins.

Tomlinson Early Origins



The surname Tomlinson was first found in Durham where they were Lords of the manor of Gateshead from ancient times.

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Tomlinson Spelling Variations


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Tomlinson Spelling Variations



Spelling variations in names were a common occurrence before English spelling was standardized a few hundred years ago. In the Middle Ages, even the literate spelled their names differently as the English language incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other European languages. Many variations of the name Tomlinson have been found, including Tomlinson, Thomlinson and others.

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Tomlinson Early History


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Tomlinson Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Tomlinson research. Another 305 words (22 lines of text) covering the years 1811, 1617 and 1681 are included under the topic Early Tomlinson History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Tomlinson Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Tomlinson Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 45 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Tomlinson 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



Families began migrating abroad in enormous numbers because of the political and religious discontent in England. Often faced with persecution and starvation in England, the possibilities of the New World attracted many English people. Although the ocean trips took many lives, those who did get to North America were instrumental in building the necessary groundwork for what would become for new powerful nations. Among the first immigrants of the name Tomlinson, or a variant listed above to cross the Atlantic and come to North America were :

Tomlinson Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Joane Tomlinson, who landed in Virginia in 1618
  • Mathew Tomlinson, aged 31, landed in St Christopher in 1635
  • Mathew Tomlinson settled in St. Christopher in 1635
  • Peter Tomlinson settled in Barbados in 1635
  • Edward Tomlinson, who landed in Virginia in 1637
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Tomlinson Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Elizabeth Tomlinson, who arrived in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1718
  • Benjamin Tomlinson, who arrived in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1732-1733
  • Richard Tomlinson, who arrived in Annapolis, Maryland in 1775
  • William Tomlinson arrived in Pennsylvania in 1782

Tomlinson Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Abel Arthur Tomlinson, who landed in America in 1811
  • George Tomlinson, who landed in New York in 1831
  • Joseph Hale Tomlinson, who landed in New York in 1831
  • Henry Tomlinson, who arrived in New York in 1833
  • Mark Tomlinson, who arrived in New York in 1840
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Tomlinson Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • John Tomlinson, who arrived in Nova Scotia in 1750
  • Lieut. Isaac Tomlinson U.E. who settled in Carleton [Saint John City], New Brunswick c. 1784 he served in the Kings American Dragoons [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
  • Mr. John Tomlinson U.E. who settled in Saint John, New Brunswick c. 1784 he became a Freeman in 1785 was a Tailor [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
  • Mr. Joseph Tomlinson U.E. born in Pennsylvania, USA who settled in Saint John, New Brunswick 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
  • Miss. Lydia Tomlinson U.E. born in Pennsylvania, USA who settled in Pennfield, Charlotte County, New Brunswick 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
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Tomlinson Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • Charles Tomlinson, who arrived in Canada in 1834

Tomlinson Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Jonas Tomlinson, English convict from Nottingham, who was transported aboard the "Adamant" on March 16, 1821, settling in New South Wales, Australia [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2016, October 27) Adamant voyage to New South Wales, Australia in 1821 with 144 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/adamant/1821
  • James Tomlinson, English convict from Middlesex, who was transported aboard the "Albion" on May 29, 1828, settling in New South Wales, Australia [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2014, November 24) Albion voyage to New South Wales, Australia in 1828 with 192 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/albion/1828
  • Thomas Tomlinson, aged 35, a frame smith, arrived in South Australia in 1849 aboard the ship "Calphurnia"
  • Thomas Tomlinson, aged 35, arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Calphurnia" in 1849
  • Hannah Tomlinson, aged 35, arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Calphurnia" in 1849
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Tomlinson Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Richard Tomlinson, aged 18, a servant, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "London" in 1840
  • Richard Tomlinson, aged 35, a farmer, arrived in Nelson aboard the ship "Bombay" in 1842
  • Dorothy Tomlinson, aged 32, arrived in Nelson aboard the ship "Bombay" in 1842
  • George Tomlinson, aged 7, arrived in Nelson aboard the ship "Bombay" in 1842
  • James Tomlinson, aged 4, arrived in Nelson aboard the ship "Bombay" 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 Tomlinson (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Tomlinson (post 1700)



  • Raymond Samuel Tomlinson (1941-2016), American computer programmer who implemented the first email program on the ARPANET system, originator of the '@' separator used in e-mail addressing
  • Richard Tomlinson (1827-1871), birth name of Walter Montgomery, an American-born British actor
  • Gerald Arthur Tomlinson (1933-2006), American crime writer, over 25 of his works appeared in Ellery Queen's Mystery Magazine and Alfred Hitchcock's Mystery Magazine, member of Mystery Writers of America in 1993
  • LaDainian Tomlinson (b. 1979), American NFL football player
  • Henry Major "H.M." Tomlinson (1873-1958), English writer and journalist, known for anti-war works, novels and short stories
  • Ernest Tomlinson MBE (1924-2015), English composer, particularly noted for his Light music compositions
  • Roger F. Tomlinson (1933-2014), English geographer and the main originator of modern Geographic Information Systems (GIS)
  • Sir John Tomlinson CBE (b. 1946), English opera singer
  • David Cecil MacAlister Tomlinson (1917-2000), English film actor who portrayed George Banks, head of the Banks family in the 1964 Disney film "Mary Poppins"
  • James Tomlinson (b. 1982), English cricketer
  • ... (Another 4 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Tomlinson Historic Events


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Tomlinson Historic Events




HMS Hood

  • Mr. William T Tomlinson (b. 1924), English Boy 1st Class serving for the Royal Navy from Aston Wood, Warwickshire, England, who sailed into battle on the HMS Hood and died on 24th May 1941 in the sinking

HMS Prince of Wales

  • Mr. M Tomlinson, British Able Seaman, who sailed in to battle on the HMS Prince of Wales and survived the sinking

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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. ^ State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2016, October 27) Adamant voyage to New South Wales, Australia in 1821 with 144 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/adamant/1821
  3. ^ State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2014, November 24) Albion voyage to New South Wales, Australia in 1828 with 192 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/albion/1828

Other References

  1. Innes, Thomas and Learney. The Tartans of the Clans and Families of Scotland 1st Edition. Edinburgh: W & A. K. Johnston Limited, 1938. Print.
  2. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
  3. 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.
  4. Shirley, Evelyn Philip. Noble and Gentle Men of England Or Notes Touching The Arms and Descendants of the Ancient Knightley and Gentle Houses of England Arranged in their Respective Counties 3rd Edition. Westminster: John Bowyer Nichols and Sons, 1866. Print.
  5. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
  6. Burke, Sir Bernard. Burke's Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Landed Gentry: Including American Families with British Ancestry. (2 Volumes). London: Burke Publishing, 1939. Print.
  7. Marcharn, Frederick George. A Constitutional History of Modern England 1485 to the Present. London: Harper and Brothers, 1960. Print.
  8. Holt, J.C. Ed. Domesday Studies. Woodbridge: Boydell, 1987. Print. (ISBN 0-85115-477-8).
  9. Virkus, Frederick A. Ed. Immigrant Ancestors A List of 2,500 Immigrants to America Before 1750. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1964. Print.
  10. Mills, A.D. Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4).
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The Tomlinson Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Tomlinson 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.

This page was last modified on 27 November 2016 at 08:22.

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