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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. Irish: adoption of the English personal name as an equivalent of Tumulty.

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

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Timothy Family Origin

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Timothy Family Occupations

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  • Laborer

    27%
  • Farmer

    24%
  • Keeping House

    7%
  • Farm Laborer

    5%

In 1880, Laborer, Farmer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Timothy. A less common occupation for the Timothy family was Farm Laborer. The most common Timothy occupation in the USA was Laborer. 27% of Timothy's were Laborers.

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