The ancestors of the Tymons surname in Ireland
are thought to have arrived with or in the wake of the 12th century Anglo/ Norman invasion
of the Emerald Isle, led by Strongbow
. The surname Tymons is ultimately derived from the personal names Timothy or Thomas. The Gaelic form of the surname Tymons is Mac Toimin.
Early Origins of the Tymons family
The surname Tymons was first found in counties Wicklow
and Carlow (Irish: Cheatharlach) a small landlocked area located in the province of Leinster
in the South East of Ireland
, from 1172. Timon of Athens ( fl.
431 BC) was a citizen of Athens whose misanthropy grew to legendary status. He was the inspiration for Shakespeare's Timon of Athens (The Life of Tymon of Athens), one of his first tragedies.
Early History of the Tymons family
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Tymons Spelling Variations
Since church officials and medieval scribes spelt each name as it sounded to them; as a result, a single person could accumulate many different versions of his name within official records. A close examination of the origins of the name Tymons revealed the following spelling variations: Timmons, Timmins, O'Timmon, O'Timmons, Tymon, McToimin and many more.
Early Notables of the Tymons family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Tymons family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Tymons Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
- James Tymons, aged 20, who arrived in South Australia in 1858 aboard the ship "Stamboul"