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Tholen Early Origins



The surname Tholen was first found in Staffordshire where they held a family seat as Lords of the Manor. After the Battle of Hastings in 1066, William, Duke of Normandy, having prevailed over King Harold, granted most of Britain to his many victorious Barons. It was not uncommon to find a Baron, or a Bishop, with 60 or more Lordships scattered throughout the country. These he gave to his sons, nephews and other junior lines of his family and they became known as under-tenants. They adopted the Norman system of surnames which identified the under-tenant with his holdings so as to distinguish him from the senior stem of the family. After many rebellious wars between his Barons, Duke William, commissioned a census of all England to determine in 1086, settling once and for all, who held which land. He called the census the Domesday Book, [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds., Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8)
indicating that those holders registered would hold the land until the end of time. Hence, Richard Toly held a family seat at St.Thomas was descended from the original under-tenant shown in the Domesday census. Later records show Reginald filius Toli branched to Lincolnshire in 1214.

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Tholen Spelling Variations


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Tholen Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Toli, Tooley, Toolly, Tooly, Thole, Tholi, Tulegh, Tuley, Twoley, Tuliegh and many more.

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Tholen Early History


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Tholen Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Tholen research. Another 179 words (13 lines of text) covering the years 1640, 1575 and 1623 are included under the topic Early Tholen History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Tholen Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Tholen Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 31 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Tholen Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Tholen Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Frans Tholen, aged 23, who landed in America, in 1895
  • Axel Tholen, aged 28, who emigrated to America, in 1896
  • Georg Tholen, aged 22, who settled in America, in 1897

Tholen Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Annie Tholen, aged 40, who landed in America, in 1906
  • Emil F. Tholen, aged 34, who emigrated to the United States, in 1914
  • C. Edward Tholen, aged 36, who landed in America, in 1923

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Contemporary Notables of the name Tholen (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Tholen (post 1700)



  • David James Tholen, American astronomer at the Institute for Astronomy of the University of Hawaii
  • William Tholen, American Republican politician, Elected Kansas State Treasurer 1859
  • Garry H. Tholen, American Republican politician, Candidate in primary for Michigan State House of Representatives from Allegan County, 1942
  • Willem Bastiaan Tholen (1860-1931), Dutch painter, draftsman and printmaker

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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds., Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8)

Other References

  1. Innes, Thomas and Learney. The Tartans of the Clans and Families of Scotland 1st Edition. Edinburgh: W & A. K. Johnston Limited, 1938. Print.
  2. Le Patourel, John. The Norman Empire. New York: Oxford University Press, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-19-822525-3).
  3. Hitching, F.K and S. Hitching. References to English Surnames in 1601-1602. Walton On Thames: 1910. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0181-3).
  4. Bullock, L.G. Historical Map of England and Wales. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1971. Print.
  5. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Peerage and Baronetage, The Privy Council, Knightage and Compainonage. London: Burke Publishing, 1921. Print.
  6. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
  7. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
  8. Markale, J. Celtic Civilization. London: Gordon & Cremonesi, 1976. Print.
  9. Lennard, Reginald. Rural England 1086-1135 A Study of Social and Agrarian Conditions. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1959. Print.
  10. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
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The Tholen Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Tholen 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.

This page was last modified on 22 October 2015 at 14:00.

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