What Does The Surname Toombs Mean?


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Toombs is generally derived from the name Thomas. It is an English Patronymic name. Thomas was the favored practice in Wales, while in England the Patronymic last name evolved as Tomlin, Thoma, Thomasson, Thompkins, Tomlinson, and Toombs.

One of the most famous personalities with this surname was Robert Augustus Toombs. He was an American political leader and a Confederate general in the Civil War. He was born on 2nd July 1810 near Washington, Wilkes County, Georgia. He is the most talented and legendary alumnus to the Franklin College. Later on he went on to complete his education at Union College, in Schenectady, New York and still went on for further studies of law to University of Virginia Law School in Charlottesville.

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