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Toby Early Origins



The surname Toby was first found in Essex 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, conjecturally, the surname is descended from the tenant of the Priory of Thoby held by a Norman noble who was recorded in the Domesday Book census of 1086.

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Toby Spelling Variations


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Toby Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Toby, Thoby, Tobias, Tobey, Thobey and others.

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Toby Early History


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Toby Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Toby research. Another 131 words (9 lines of text) covering the years 1142, 1250 and 1275 are included under the topic Early Toby History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Toby Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Toby Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Toby 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:

Toby Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Francis Toby, who settled in Virginia in 1685
  • John Toby, who came to Virginia in 1694

Toby Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Hans Jost Toby, who came to Philadelphia in 1741
  • Hans Jost Toby, aged 23, landed in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1741

Toby Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Charles E. Toby, who came to Galveston, TX in 1839
  • Francis Toby, who settled in Philadelphia in 1850
  • William Toby, who landed in San Francisco, California in 1851
  • John Toby, who arrived in Arkansas in 1890

Toby Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • Isaac Toby, who settled in Ontario in 1871
  • Isick Toby, who came to Ontario in 1871
  • Elizabeth Toby, who came to Ontario in 1871

Toby Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • James Toby, aged 31, a baker, arrived in South Australia in 1855 aboard the ship "Lismoyne"

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Contemporary Notables of the name Toby (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Toby (post 1700)



  • Gene Toby, American Democrat politician, Candidate for Presidential Elector for Kansas, 1972

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Toby Family Crest Products


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See Also


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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. Hanks, Hodges, Mills and Room. The Oxford Names Companion. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2002. Print. (ISBN 0-19-860561-7).
  3. Burke, John Bernard Ed. The Roll of Battle Abbey. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  4. Fairbairn. Fairbain's book of Crests of the Families of Great Britain and Ireland, 4th Edition 2 volumes in one. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1968. Print.
  5. Bowman, George Ernest. The Mayflower Reader A Selection of Articales from The Mayflower Descendent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  6. Library of Congress. American and English Genealogies in the Library of Congress. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1967. Print.
  7. Burke, Sir Bernard. Burke's Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Landed Gentry: Including American Families with British Ancestry. (2 Volumes). London: Burke Publishing, 1939. Print.
  8. Mills, A.D. Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4).
  9. Hitching, F.K and S. Hitching. References to English Surnames in 1601-1602. Walton On Thames: 1910. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0181-3).
  10. Bardsley, C.W. A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6).
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The Toby Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Toby 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 3 February 2016 at 09:59.

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