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Timothy Family History

Timothy Name Meaning
English: from the New Testament Greek personal name Timotheos, from Greek time ‘honor’ + theos ‘God’. This was the name of a companion of St. Paul who, according to tradition, was stoned to death for denouncing the worship of Diana in Ephesus. This was not in general use in England as a given name until Tudor times, so, insofar as it is an English surname at all, it is a late formation (e.g. in Wales, where surnames came into use only relatively recently). In America it also represents an adoption of the English given name in place of a cognate in Greek (Timotheou, Timotheopoulos) or any of various other European languages. JK.Irish: adoption of the English personal name as an equivalent of Tumulty.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press

193,625 Historical Documents with Timothy on Ancestry.com
142,353 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
5,910 Military Records
3,434 Immigration Records
12,816 Census and Voter Lists
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Name Distribution of Timothy Families

  • Number of Timothy families
     17 - 32
     6 - 16
     1 - 5
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Timothy families
     46 - 89
     16 - 45
     1 - 15
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Number of Timothy families
     14 - 26
     5 - 13
     1 - 4
     
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

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Timothy Family Origin

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Timothy Immigration Information

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Average Life Expectancy for Timothy

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Timothy Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

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