Show ContentsTymm History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The origins of the name Tymm are from the ancient Anglo-Saxon culture of Britain. It is derived from the Old English personal name Tima or the Old German forename Thiemmo. Contrary to some popular theories, Tymm is not derived from Timothy, since that name was not introduced in England until after the Restoration.

Early Origins of the Tymm family

The surname Tymm was first found in Kent where they held a family seat from ancient times before the Conquest in 1066.

Early History of the Tymm family

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Tymm Spelling Variations

Sound was what guided spelling in the essentially pre-literate Middle Ages, so one person's name was often recorded under several variations during a single lifetime. Also, before the advent of the printing press and the first dictionaries, the English language was not standardized. Therefore, spelling variations were common, even among the names of the most literate people. Known variations of the Tymm family name include Timms, Timm, Tymms, Times and others.

Early Notables of the Tymm family

Notables of the family at this time include

  • Thomas Tymme (d. 1620), English translator and author who seems to have been educated at Cambridge, possibly at Pembroke Hall1...

Australia Tymm migration to Australia +

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

Tymm Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
  • Mr. Samuel Tymm, British convict who was convicted in Knutsford (Nether Knutsford), Cheshire, England for 10 years, transported aboard the "Cornwall" on 28th February 1851, arriving in Tasmania (Van Diemen's Land) 2

  1. Smith, George (ed), Dictionary of National Biography. London: Smith, Elder & Co., 1885-1900. Print
  2. Convict Records Voyages to Australia (Retrieved 11th March 2021). Retrieved from on Facebook