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Tompkin History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms



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."

Early Origins of the Tompkin family


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.

Early History of the Tompkin family


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Tompkin Spelling Variations


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

Early Notables of the Tompkin family (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...
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Migration of the Tompkin family to Ireland


Some of the Tompkin family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
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Migration of the Tompkin family to the New World and Oceana


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
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