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Type Surname (from given name)
Other Forms FormsTim; Timmo

Meaning & History

English: probably from an otherwise unrecorded Old English personal name, cognate with the attested Continental Germanic form Timmo. This is of uncertain origin, perhaps a short form of Dietmar. The personal name Timothy was not in use in England until Tudor times, and is therefore not a likely source of this surname, which is medieval in origin.
North German and Dutch: from a short form of the medieval personal name Dietmar.
Added 5/10/2014 by LMS
Edited 6/11/2016 by LMS