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Where did the German Tolles family come from? When did the Tolles family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Tolles family history?The surname Tolles is derived from the German word toll, which means wild, crazy, and is often used to describe pranks and tricks. The original bearer of the name was known for pulling extensive, crazy practical jokes. A broad and miscellaneous class of surnames, nickname surnames could refer either directly or indirectly to a characteristic of the first person who used the name. They can describe the bearer's favored style of clothing, appearance, habits, or character. Nickname surnames were frequently the result of a spontaneous reaction to a particular occasion or event.
Spelling variations of this family name include: Toll, Toller, Tolle, Toelner, Toelle, Toelner, Tollen and many more.
First found in Pomerania and Mecklenburg, where the name emerged in mediaeval times as one of the notable families of the region. From the 13th century the surname was identified with the great social and economic evolution which made this territory a landmark contributor to the development of the nation. Chronicles first mention Herbord Tolle of Luebeck in 1325, and Johann Toelner of Rostock in 1345.
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Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Marie Toller, who came to New England in 1635; and Daniel Toller, who came to Philadelphia in 1802. Johann Christian Tolle arrived in Philadelphia in 1753.
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