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The distinguished surname Tompkin 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."

Tompkin Early Origins



The surname Tompkin 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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Tompkin Spelling Variations


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Tompkin Spelling Variations



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

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Tompkin Early History


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Tompkin Early History



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

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Tompkin Early Notables (pre 1700)


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

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Tompkin In Ireland


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Tompkin In Ireland



Some of the Tompkin 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 were:

Tompkin Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Thomas Tompkin, aged 21, who landed in America from Stachetshoron, Ireland, in 1908
  • Samuel Tompkin, aged 50, who emigrated to the United States from England, Blackpool, in 1911
  • Ann Tompkin, aged 52, who emigrated to the United States from Blackpool, England, in 1911
  • Liby Tompkin, aged 18, who emigrated to America from Blackpool, England, in 1911
  • Maurice Tompkin, aged 29, who landed in America from Manchester, England, in 1914
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Tompkin Family Crest Products


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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
    2. Shaw, William A. Knights of England A Complete Record from the Earliest Time to the Present Day of the Knights of all the Orders of Chivalry in England, Scotland, Ireland and Knights Bachelors 2 Volumes. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print. (ISBN 080630443X).
    3. Humble, Richard. The Fall of Saxon England. New York: Barnes and Noble, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-88029-987-8).
    4. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
    5. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    6. Dunkling, Leslie. Dictionary of Surnames. Toronto: Collins, 1998. Print. (ISBN 0004720598).
    7. Burke, Sir Bernard. General Armory Of England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today. Print.
    8. Marcharn, Frederick George. A Constitutional History of Modern England 1485 to the Present. London: Harper and Brothers, 1960. Print.
    9. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
    10. Lennard, Reginald. Rural England 1086-1135 A Study of Social and Agrarian Conditions. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1959. Print.
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    The Tompkin Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Tompkin 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 6 November 2012 at 13:22.

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