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

The Toth surname is thought to be independently derived from the Middle High German words "toto," meaning "death," or "tote," meaning "godfather." In either instance, the name was probably a nickname, which later became a hereditary surname.

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Spelling variations of this family name include: Toth, Tott, Todt and others.

First found in Germany, where the name Toth came from humble beginnings but gained a significant reputation for its contribution to the emerging mediaeval society. It later became more prominent as numerous branches of the same house acquired distant estates, some of which were located in other countries, most notably in Sweden. Through the acquisition of these estates as well as their important contributions to society, the family successfully elevated their social status.


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This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Toth research. Another 149 words(11 lines of text) covering the year 1652 is included under the topic Early Toth History in all our PDF Extended History products.

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

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Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Toth Settlers in the United States in the 19th Century


  • Ferdinand Toth, who came to Indiana in 1852
  • Ferdinand Toth, who landed in Indiana in 1852
  • George Toth, who arrived in Galveston, Tex in 1893
  • John Toth, who landed in New York, NY in 1893
  • George Toth, who arrived in Galveston, Texas in 1893


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  • Alex Toth (1928-2006), American cartoonist
  • Paul Toth (1935-1999), American Major League Baseball player
  • Andor John Toth (1925-2006), American soloist, concert artist, conductor and educator
  • André de Toth (1912-2002), Hungarian-American filmmaker
  • Taylor Toth (b. 1988), American figure skater
  • Kevin Toth (b. 1967), former American shot put athlete
  • Peter Wolf Toth (b. 1947), Hungarian-born, American sculptor
  • József Toth (b. 1986), Hungarian footballer
  • Tímea Toth (b. 1980), Hungarian handballer
  • Krisztina Toth (b. 1974), female Hungarian table tennis player

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  2. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
  3. Kneschke, Dr. Ernest Heinrich. Neues allgemeines Deutsches Adels-Lexicon 9 Volumes New General German Aristocracy Lexicon. Leipzig: Friedrich Voigt, 1859. Print.
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  5. Strassburger, Ralph B. Pennsylvania German Pioneers The Original Lists of Arrivals in the Port of Philadelphia 3 Volumes. Baltimore: Picton Press, 1992. Print. (ISBN 978-0929539980).
  6. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
  7. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
  8. Bahlow, Hans. Mecklenburgisches Namenbüchlein Ein Führer durch Mecklenburgs Familiennamen. Rostock: Carl Hinstorffs Verlag, 1932. Print.
  9. Hildenbrand, A.M. Wappenfibel. Handbuch der Heraldik. Neustadt an der Aisch: 1970. Print.
  10. Garland, Mary and Henry Garland Editions. Oxford Companion To German Literature 3rd Edition. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1997. Print. (ISBN 0198158963).
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The Toth Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Toth 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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