Family name origins & meanings
- English : probably from an otherwise unrecorded Old English personal name, cognate with the attested Continental Germanic formTimmo. 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.