Toombs History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The Toombs surname is one of the many derivatives of the Biblical first name that we know as Thomas. Originally an Aramic word that meant "twin," there are several surnames in most European languages that derive from this same source.

Early Origins of the Toombs family

The surname Toombs was first found in the county of Worcestershire, in central England where they have been found since at least 1327, when Walter Tomes was recorded in the Subsidy Rolls.

Early History of the Toombs family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Toombs research. Another 86 words (6 lines of text) covering the years 1601, 1602, 1701, and 1702 are included under the topic Early Toombs History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Toombs Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Tomb, Tombs, Tome, Toms, Toume, Tomes, Toombes and many more.

Early Notables of the Toombs family (pre 1700)

More information is included under the topic Early Toombs Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Toombs Ranking

In the United States, the name Toombs is the 5,565th most popular surname with an estimated 4,974 people with that name. [1]


United States Toombs migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Toombs Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Ellen Toombs, aged 37, who landed in America, in 1893
  • A. L. Toombs, aged 29, who landed in America from London, in 1893
  • Regwald Toombs, aged 9, who immigrated to America, in 1893
  • Mrs. M. Toombs, aged 38, who immigrated to the United States from Hereford, in 1896
  • E. Toombs, aged 0, who immigrated to the United States from Hereford, in 1896
Toombs Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
  • Maud Harriett Toombs, aged 24, who settled in America from Manchester, in 1904
  • A. Lawrence Toombs, aged 35, who immigrated to America from Egramint, England, in 1909
  • Emma Louisa Toombs, aged 34, who settled in America from London, England, in 1909
  • Enid Edith Toombs, aged 23, who landed in America from London, England, in 1909
  • Gladys Ethel Toombs, aged 8, who immigrated to the United States from London, England, in 1909
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Canada Toombs migration to Canada +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Toombs Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century
  • Emma Toombs, who was recorded in the 1871 census of Ontario, Canada

Australia Toombs migration to Australia +

Emigration to Australia followed the First Fleets of convicts, tradespeople and early settlers. Early immigrants include:

Toombs Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
  • Mr. Henry Toombs, (b. 1810), aged 21, British Convict who was convicted in Wiltshire, England for 14 years for machine breaking, transported aboard the "Eleanor" on 26th June 1831, arriving in New South Wales, Australia [2]

Contemporary Notables of the name Toombs (post 1700) +

  • Rudolph "Rudy" Toombs (1914-1962), American songwriter, best known for authoring "Teardrops from My Eyes", "5-10-15 Hours", and "One Mint Julep"
  • Robert Augustus Toombs (1810-1885), American statesman, Confederate General in the Civil War, Confederate States Secretary of State in 1861
  • Jane Toombs, American romance novel author
  • Robert Augustus Toombs (1810-1885), American politician, Representative from Georgia 8th District, 1845-53; U.S. Senator from Georgia, 1853-61 [3]
  • Ray Toombs, American Democratic Party politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Mississippi, 1924 [3]
  • Frederick R. Toombs (d. 1929), American Republican politician, Member of New York State Assembly from New York County 17th District, 1908-10 [3]
  • Roderick George "Roddy" Toombs (1954-2015), known by his ring name "Rowdy" Roddy Piper, a Canadian professional wrestler, film actor, and podcast host
  • Captain Samuel Toombs (1871-1949), English-born seaman who emigrated to Australia in 1891 rising later to become member of the New South Wales Legislative Assembly
  • R. Toombs DuBose, American politician, Member of Georgia State House of Representatives from Clarke County, 1923-24 [4]


  1. ^ https://namecensus.com/most_common_surnames.htm
  2. ^ Convict Records Voyages to Australia (Retrieved 9th February 2022). Retrieved from https://convictrecords.com.au/ships/eleanor
  3. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 12) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  4. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 13) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html


Houseofnames.com on Facebook