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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.

Toombs Early Origins



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.

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Toombs Spelling Variations


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Toombs Spelling Variations



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

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Toombs Early History


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Toombs Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Toombs research. Another 202 words (14 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.

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Toombs Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Toombs Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Toombs 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



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 emigrated to America, in 1893
  • Mrs. M. Toombs, aged 38, who emigrated to the United States from Hereford, in 1896
  • E. Toombs, aged 0, who emigrated 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 emigrated 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 emigrated to the United States from London, England, in 1909
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Toombs Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • Emma Toombs, who was recorded in the 1871 census of Ontario, Canada

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Contemporary Notables of the name Toombs (post 1700)


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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
  • Robert Augustus Toombs (1810-1885), American politician, Representative from Georgia 8th District, 1845-53; U.S. Senator from Georgia, 1853-61
  • Ray Toombs, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Mississippi, 1924
  • Frederick R. Toombs (d. 1929), American Republican politician, Member of New York State Assembly from New York County 17th District, 1908-10
  • Jane Toombs, American romance novel author
  • 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

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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. The Norman People and Their Existing Descendants in the British Dominions and the United States Of America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0636-X).
    2. Markale, J. Celtic Civilization. London: Gordon & Cremonesi, 1976. Print.
    3. Library of Congress. American and English Genealogies in the Library of Congress. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1967. Print.
    4. Ingram, Rev. James. Translator Anglo-Saxon Chronicle 1823. Print.
    5. Weis, Frederick Lewis, Walter Lee Sheppard and David Faris. Ancestral Roots of Sixty Colonists Who Came to New England Between 1623 and 1650 7th Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0806313676).
    6. Hinde, Thomas Ed. The Domesday Book England's Heritage Then and Now. Surrey: Colour Library Books, 1995. Print. (ISBN 1-85833-440-3).
    7. Sanders, Joanne McRee Edition. English Settlers in Barbados 1637-1800. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    8. Bowman, George Ernest. The Mayflower Reader A Selection of Articales from The Mayflower Descendent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    9. 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.
    10. Hitching, F.K and S. Hitching. References to English Surnames in 1601-1602. Walton On Thames: 1910. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0181-3).
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    The Toombs Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Toombs 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 22:36.

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