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Early Origins of the Tholen family


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.

Early History of the Tholen family


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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.

Early Notables of the Tholen family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the Tholen family to the New World and Oceana


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

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 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 22) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • Garry H. Tholen, American Republican politician, Candidate in primary for Michigan State House of Representatives from Allegan County, 1942 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 22) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • Willem Bastiaan Tholen (1860-1931), Dutch painter, draftsman and printmaker

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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)
  2. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 22) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html

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