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Where did the English Tostay family come from? What is the English Tostay family crest and coat of arms? When did the Tostay family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Tostay family history?

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Spelling variations of this family name include: Tosty, Tosti, Tost, Tostie, Toast, Toasty and many more.

First found in Yorkshire where they held a family seat as Lords of the Manor. The Saxon influence of English history diminished after the Battle of Hastings in 1066. The language of the courts was French for the next three centuries and the Norman ambience prevailed. But Saxon surnames survived and the family name was first referenced in the year 1219 when Roger Tosti held lands.


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This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Tostay research. Another 147 words(10 lines of text) covering the years 1455 and 1487 are included under the topic Early Tostay History in all our PDF Extended History products.

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More information is included under the topic Early Tostay Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.

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Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: the name represented in many forms and recorded from the mid 17th century in the great migration from Europe. Peter Tost, for example wetn to Philadelphia in 1737. Christian Tost immigrated to Canada in 1783 when he was 29. Anna went to New York, N.Y. in 1885 when she was only 6 years old, as was Martin Tost when he went to Baltimore in 1831. Louis Mario Tosti went to Arkansas much later in 1918 after the First World War..

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  10. Humble, Richard. The Fall of Saxon England. New York: Barnes and Noble, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-88029-987-8).
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The Tostay Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Tostay Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

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