Early Origins of the Tompham family
The surname Tompham was first found in the North Riding of Yorkshire
at Agelthorpe of Agglethorpe, a township, in the parish of Coverham, union of Leyburn, wapentake
of Hang-West. "The monks of Coverham had land here, valued at £1. 6. 8. per annum; and the village, which is situated on the northern acclivity of the romantic Coverdale, is remarkable for its ancient Hall, now a farmhouse, which once belonged to the Topham family." CITATION[CLOSE]
Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
Early History of the Tompham family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Tompham research.Another 83 words (6 lines of text) covering the years 1751, 1820, 1710, 1749, 1639, 1713, 1664, 1671, 1695 and 1713 are included under the topic Early Tompham History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Tompham Spelling Variations
Early Notables of the Tompham family (pre 1700)
Distinguished members of the family include Edward Topham (1751-1820), English journalist, playwright, poet, and landowner from Wold Newton, Yorkshire; and Thomas Topham (c.
1710 - 1749), famous English strongman.
Thomas Tompion (1639-1713), known as 'the father of English watchmaking,' is said to have been born at Northhill, Bedfordshire
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Migration of the Tompham family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Robert Topham who settled in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1820 with a child; Richard Topham settled in Nova Scotia with his wife and child in 1774; Mr. and Mrs. Topham settled in Charles Town [Charleston], South Carolina in 1821..
The Tompham Motto
The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.
Motto: Ut vivas vigila
Motto Translation: Watch that you may live.
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- ^ Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.