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Where did the English Towler family come from? What is the English Towler family crest and coat of arms? When did the Towler family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Towler family history?The many generations and branches of the Towler family can all place the origins of their surname with the ancient Anglo-Saxon culture. Their name reveals that an early member worked as a person charged with the duty of collecting taxes. The surname Towler is derived from the Old English word tollere, which means tax-gatherer.
Before the last few hundred years, the English language had no fast system of spelling rules. For that reason, spelling variations are commonly found in early Anglo-Saxon surnames. Over the years, many variations of the name Towler were recorded, including Toler, Tolar, Toller, Tollers, Tolers, Towler and many more.
First found in Cornwall and West Dorset where the name was derived from the River Toller (now named River Hooke.) Locals Toller Whelme, Toller Fratrum, and Toller Porcorum can still be found in this county today.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Towler research. Another 270 words(19 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Towler History in all our PDF Extended History products.
More information is included under the topic Early Towler Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.
Some of the Towler family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 156 words(11 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products.
To escape oppression and starvation at that time, many English families left for the "open frontiers" of the New World with all its perceived opportunities. In droves people migrated to the many British colonies, those in North America in particular, paying high rates for passages in cramped, unsafe ships. Although many of the settlers did not make the long passage alive, those who did see the shores of North America perceived great opportunities before them. Many of the families that came from England went on to make essential contributions to the emerging nations of Canada and the United States. Research into various historical records revealed some of first members of the Towler family emigrate to North America:
Towler Settlers in the United States in the 18th Century
Towler Settlers in the United States in the 19th Century
The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.
Motto: Regi et patrić fidelis
Motto Translation: Faithful to king and law.
The Towler Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Towler 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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