Anglo-Saxon name Towlmyn comes from the personal name Thomas. Towlmyn is a patronymic surname, which belongs to the category of hereditary surnames. This surname came out of the religious given name tradition, and derived from the personal name Thomas, which means twin. Thomas was a popular name, owing to its biblical origins.
Early Origins of the Towlmyn family
Durham where they were Lords of the manor of Gateshead from ancient times.
Early History of the Towlmyn family
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Towlmyn Spelling Variations
spelling variations under which the name Towlmyn has appeared include Tomlinson, Thomlinson and others.
Early Notables of the Towlmyn family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Towlmyn family to the New World and Oceana
At this time, the shores of the New World beckoned many English families that felt that the social climate in England was oppressive and lacked opportunity for change. Thousands left England at great expense in ships that were overcrowded and full of disease. A great portion of these settlers never survived the journey and even a greater number arrived sick, starving, and without a penny. The survivors, however, were often greeted with greater opportunity than they could have experienced back home. These English settlers made significant contributions to those colonies that would eventually become the United States and Canada. An examination of early immigration records and passenger ship lists revealed that people bearing the name Towlmyn arrived in North America very early: Edward Tomlinson who settled in Virginia in 1637; along with Joanne, and John; Mathew Tomlinson settled in St. Christopher in 1635; Peter Tomlinson settled in Barbados in 1635.
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