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Origins Available: Borderlands, English, Scottish


The name Tod is derived from the Northern Middle English word "tod(de)," which meant fox.

Tod Early Origins



The surname Tod was first found in Berwickshire where they held a family seat from early times.

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Tod Spelling Variations


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Tod Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Todd, Tod, Todde and others.

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Tod Early History


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Tod Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Tod research. Another 266 words (19 lines of text) covering the years 1231, 1270, 1275, and 1330 are included under the topic Early Tod History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Tod Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Tod Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Tod Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Tod In Ireland


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Tod In Ireland



Some of the Tod family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 217 words (16 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included 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:

Tod Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Thomas Tod, who arrived in Maryland in 1638
  • Elizabeth Tod, who arrived in Maryland in 1665
  • Alexander Tod, who arrived in Maryland in 1666

Tod Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • David Tod, who landed in America in 1773

Tod Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • John Tod, who landed in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1828

Tod Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • William Peter Tod arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Louisa Baillie" in 1849
  • Robert Tod arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Boyne" in 1850

Tod Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Peter Tod, aged 28, a ploughman, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Hudson" in 1879

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Contemporary Notables of the name Tod (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Tod (post 1700)



  • John Tod (1779-1830), American politician, Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Pennsylvania (1821-1823)
  • W. J. Tod, American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from Kansas, 1924
  • John Tod (1779-1830), American Democrat politician, Member of Pennsylvania State House of Representatives, 1810-13; Member of Pennsylvania State Senate 14th District, 1815-17; U.S. Representative from Pennsylvania, 1821-24
  • Jay Kennedy Tod, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from California, 1960
  • George Tod, American politician, Member of Ohio State Senate from Trumbull County, 1804-06; Justice of Ohio State Supreme Court, 1806-10
  • Mrs. David Tod, American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from Ohio, 1924
  • David Tod (1805-1868), American politician, U.S. Minister to Brazil, 1847-51; Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Ohio, 1860; Governor of Ohio, 1862-64; Defeated, 1844, 1846; Presidential Elector for Ohio, 1868
  • David Tod (1805-1868), American politician, 25th Governor of Ohio
  • Lieutenant-Colonel James Tod (1782-1835), English-born officer of the British East India Company and an Oriental scholar
  • John Tod (b. 1813), early Canadian fur trader assigned to the New Caledonia fur district, eponym of Mount Tod, British Columbia
  • ... (Another 3 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Motto


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Motto



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: Oportet vivere
Motto Translation: It behoves us to live.


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin . Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
    2. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    3. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    4. Papworth, J.W and A.W Morant. Ordinary of British Armorials. London: T.Richards, 1874. Print.
    5. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    6. Leeson, Francis L. Dictionary of British Peerages. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1121-5).
    7. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
    8. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
    9. Elster, Robert J. International Who's Who. London: Europa/Routledge. Print.
    10. Reaney P.H and R.M. Wilson. A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X).
    11. ...

    The Tod Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Tod 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 4 June 2016 at 04:10.

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