Timpson is a surname. Notable people with the surname include:
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Doyle is a surname of Irish origin. The name is a back-formation of O'Doyle, which is an Anglicisation of the Irish: Ó Dubhghaill, meaning "descendant of Dubhghall". There is another possible etymology: the Anglo-Norman surname D'Oyley with agglutination of the French article de. It means 'from Ouilly', name of a knight who originated from one of the Ouilly located in Normandy such as Ouilly-le-Tesson, Ouilly-le-Vicomte, etc. The relationship with the family D'Oyly is unknown.
Pratt is an English surname. Notable people with the surname include:
Schumacher or Schuhmacher is an occupational surname. The variant Schumaker is also commonly seen in the USA. Some notable people with Schumacher surname:
Quinn is an Anglicised form of the Irish Ó Coinn or McQuinn/MacQuinn. The latter surname means "descendant of Conn". The surname Quinn is also rendered Ó Cuinn in Irish. The surname is borne by numerous unrelated Irish families in Ulster and the Irish counties of Clare, Longford, and Mayo. The most notable family of the name are that of Thomond, a Dalcassian sept, who derive their surname from Niall Ó Cuinn who was slain at the Battle of Clontarf in 1014. This family was formerly represented by the Earls of Dunraven. Another family is that seated in Annaly, who were related to the O'Farrell lords of Longford. Other families include one seated in Antrim; one seated in Raphoe; and one called Clann Cuain, seated near Castlebar. In the seventeenth century, the surname Quinn was common in Waterford. In 1890, the surname was numerous in Dublin, Tyrone, Antrim, and Roscommon. Quinn is one of the twenty most common surnames in Ireland. It is sometimes said that the surname Quinn is borne by Catholics whilst Quin is borne by Protestants.
The surname Cox is of English or Welsh origin, and may have originated independently in several places in Great Britain, with the variations arriving at a standard spelling only later. There are also two native Irish surnames which were anglicised into Cox.
The surname Duff has several origins. In some cases, it is an Anglicised form of the Gaelic Ó Duibh, Mac Giolla Duibh, Mac Duibh. The surname Duff is also sometimes a short form of Duffin, and MacElduff, and Duffy.
Rogers is a patronymic surname of English origin, deriving from the given name of Roger commonly used by the Normans and meaning "son of Roger". Variants include Rodgers.
Welch is a surname of Anglo-Saxon origin. It comes from the Old English word Welisc meaning foreign. It was used to describe those of Celtic or Welsh origin. Welch and another common surname, Walsh, share this derivation. Welsh is the most common form in Scotland, while in Ireland, where the name was carried by the Anglo-Norman invasion, the form of Walsh predominates.
Griffin is a surname of English, Welsh, and Irish origin. Griffin was the 75th most common surname on the island of Ireland in 1891. It was estimated in 2000 that Griffin is the 114th most common surname in the U.S., with a population in the order of two hundred thousand.
MacDonnell, Macdonnell, or McDonnell is a surname of Irish and Scottish origin but mainly found in Ireland. It is an anglicized form of the Gaelic name "Mac Domhnaill", which means son of Donald. The name Donald or Domhnall is ultimately derived from the Proto-Celtic word elements dubno ("world") and val ("rule").The name is a variant other Clan Donald surnames such as Macdonald, McConnell and Donaldson. McDonnells are found in both Irish and Scottish nobility, and have held an important role in the history of both countries.
Leahy is an Irish surname, originating in Munster, and now found in Cork, Kerry, Limerick, and Tipperary.
The surname Burns has several origins. In some cases it derived from the Middle English or Scots burn, and originated as a topographic name for an individual who lived by a stream. In other cases the surname is a variant form of the surname Burnhouse, which originated as habitational name, derived from a place name made up of the word elements burn and house. In other cases the surname Burns originated as a nickname meaning "burn house". In other cases, the surname Burns is an Anglicised form of the Gaelic Ó Broin, which means "descendant of Bran". In some cases the surname Burns is an Americanized form of the Jewish surname Bernstein, which is derived from the German bernstein ("amber").
Kirby is a surname. Kirby is found in 116 governed bodies in the world, though is most concentrated in the USA (70,753), England (22,162), Australia (7,160), Canada (5,268), and Ireland (1,931) but most prevalent in Saint Vincent and the Grenadines (1:1,127). This shows the people with this surname have travelled and become residents in many nations around the world. It originated in Northern England from the Old Norse word kirkja + býr meaning church + settlement or in Southwestern Ireland.
Jackson is a common American, Scottish, Irish and English surname, it's of English origin. It literally means "son of Jack". In 1980, Jackson was the 24th most popular surname in England and Wales. In the 1990 United States Census, Jackson was the thirteenth most frequently reported surname, accounting for 0.3% of the population.
Ball is an English surname that has multiple potential origins, as do quite a few other short surnames:
Kelly is a surname in the English language. The name has numerous origins, most notably from the Ui Maine. In some cases it is derived from toponyms located in Ireland and Great Britain, in other cases it is derived from patronyms in the Irish language.
Bowen is a Celtic surname representing two separate Celtic ethnicities, the Welsh ab Owain and the Irish Ó Buadhacháin.
Connelly is an anglicised form of the Gaelic-Irish surname Ó Conghalaigh. Following is a list of notable people with the surname Connelly:
Forbes is a surname. It derives from the Scottish Clan Forbes. Descendants of the Scottish clan have also been present in Ireland since the 17th century. The name of an unrelated Irish sept, Mac Fhirbhisigh or MacFirbis, was also anglicised as Forbes.
Sir William John Anthony Timpson CBE is a British businessman, the chairman and owner of Timpson, a UK shoe repair chain with over 2000 shops. He has a weekly management column in The Daily Telegraph and has written several books about his management style.