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While many of Irish names are quite familiar to most, their original Gaelic forms are often forgotten and mysterious. The original Gaelic form of the name Toomer is O Tuama.

Toomer Early Origins



The surname Toomer was first found in County Cork (Irish: Corcaigh) the ancient Kingdom of Deis Muin (Desmond), located on the southwest coast of Ireland in the province of Munster, where they held a family seat from very ancient times. This ancient family name was descended from Tuaim Snama, an eighth century King of Osraigi, and were presumably of Dalcassian origin. They were descended through Mathghamhain, the brother of Brian Boru. Although this tribe of Toomey held a family seat in Cork in the 14th century, they are believed to be descended from the Dal Cais to the north.

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Toomer Spelling Variations


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Toomer Spelling Variations



Many different spelling variations of the surname Toomer exist in the archives researched. Ancient scribes and church officials recorded names as they were pronounced, often resulting in a single person being recorded under several different spellings. Different spellings that were found include Toomie, O'Toomie, Twomey, O'Twomey, Twomy, O'Twomy, Twony, Toomey, O'Toomey, Toomy, O'Toomy, Twomie, O'Twomie, Twome, O'Twome, Toomee, O'Toomee, Tome, O'Tome, Thomey, O'Thomey, Thoume, O'Thoume, Thomey, O'Thomey, Tumey, O'Tumey, Tumee and many more.

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Toomer Early History


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Toomer Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Toomer research. Another 321 words (23 lines of text) covering the years 1478, 1640, 1653, 1730, 1659, 1702, 1706, 1603 and 1676 are included under the topic Early Toomer History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Toomer Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Toomer Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 23 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Toomer 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



Ireland experienced a dramatic decrease in its population during the late 19th century. This was in a great measure, a response to England's imperialistic policies. Hunger and disease took the lives of many Irish people and many more chose to leave their homeland to escape such hunger and disease. North America with its promise of work, freedom, and land was an extremely popular destination for Irish families. For those families that survived the journey, all three of these things were were often attained through much hard work and perseverance. Research into early immigration and passenger lists revealed many immigrants bearing the name Toomer:

Toomer Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Robert Toomer, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1682

Toomer Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Henry Toomer arrived in Lyttelton, New Zealand aboard the ship "Caroline Coventry" in 1869
  • Ephriam Toomer arrived in Lyttelton, New Zealand aboard the ship "Caroline Coventry" in 1869
  • John Toomer arrived in Lyttelton, New Zealand aboard the ship "Caroline Coventry" in 1869
  • Albert Toomer arrived in Lyttelton, New Zealand aboard the ship "Caroline Coventry" in 1869
  • Jemima Toomer arrived in Lyttelton, New Zealand aboard the ship "Caroline Coventry" in 1869
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Toomer (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Toomer (post 1700)



  • Fred Armon Toomer (1889-1961), American businessman, 3rd Vice-President of Atlanta Life Insurance Company
  • Korey Toomer (b. 1988), American NFL football linebacker for the Seattle Seahawks
  • Ronald Valentine "Ron" Toomer (1930-2011), American roller coaster designer credited for designing 93 roller coasters around the world
  • Amani Toomer (b. 1974), retired American NFL football wide receiver who played from 1996 to 2009
  • Jean Toomer (1894-1967), American poet and novelist, an important figure of the Harlem Renaissance
  • S. L. Toomer, American politician, Delegate to Alabama convention to ratify 21st amendment from Lee County, 1933
  • L. B. Toomer, American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from Georgia, 1948, 1952, 1956, 1960 (alternate)
  • John D. Toomer, American politician, Member of North Carolina State Senate from Cumberland County, 1831-32
  • Walter Edward Toomer (1883-1962), English amateur footballer
  • Gerald James Toomer (b. 1934), English historian of astronomy and mathematics

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Motto


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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: Fortis undis et armis
Motto Translation: Waves and strong arms


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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Woodham-Smith, Cecil. The Great Hunger Ireland 1845-1849. New York: Old Town Books, 1962. Print. (ISBN 0-88029-385-3).
    2. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
    3. 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).
    4. Land Owners in Ireland. Genealogical Publishing. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1203-3).
    5. Read, Charles Anderson. The Cabinet of Irish Literature Selections from the Works of the Chief Poets, Orators and Prose Writers of Ireland 4 Volumes. London: Blackie and Son, 1884. Print.
    6. Rasmussen, Louis J. . San Francisco Ship Passenger Lists 4 Volumes Colma, California 1965 Reprint. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1978. Print.
    7. Harris, Ruth-Ann and B. Emer O'Keefe. The Search for Missing Friends Irish Immigrant Advertisements Placed in the Boston Pilot Volume II 1851-1853. Boston, MA: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1991. Print.
    8. MacLysaght, Edward. Irish Families Their Names, Arms and Origins 4th Edition. Dublin: Irish Academic, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-7165-2364-7).
    9. Hickey, D.J. and J.E. Doherty. A New Dictionary of Irish History form 1800 2nd Edition. Dublin: Gil & MacMillian, 2003. Print.
    10. Sullivan, Sir Edward. The Book of Kells 3rd Edition. New York: Crescent Books, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0-517-61987-3).
    11. ...

    The Toomer Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Toomer 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 12 November 2015 at 10:07.

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