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

Todd Early Origins



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

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Todd Spelling Variations


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Todd Spelling Variations



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

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Todd Early History


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Todd Early History



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

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Todd Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Todd Early Notables (pre 1700)



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

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Todd In Ireland


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Todd In Ireland



Some of the Todd 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:

Todd Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Robert Todd settled in Virginia in 1622
  • Robart Todd, who landed in Virginia in 1622
  • Christopher Todd, who landed in Boston, Massachusetts in 1637
  • Joshua Todd, who arrived in New England in 1639
  • Mathew Todd, who landed in Virginia in 1646
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Todd Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Elizabeth Todd, who arrived in New England in 1719
  • Alexander Todd, who arrived in New England in 1720
  • Archibald Todd, who landed in South Carolina in 1772
  • Jean Todd, who arrived in South Carolina in 1772

Todd Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Adam, Andrew, Charles, Daniel, David, George, James, John, Patrick, Robert, and William Todd all arrived in Philadelphia between 1800 and 1870
  • James Todd, aged 20, landed in Delaware in 1803
  • Michael Todd, who arrived in New York in 1812
  • Samuel Todd, aged 26, arrived in New York in 1812
  • Isaac Todd, aged 66, landed in New York in 1812
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Todd Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • Nicholas Todd, who landed in Nova Scotia in 1749

Todd Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • Mary Todd, who arrived in Nova Scotia in 1836
  • Rebecca Todd, aged 19, arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick aboard the ship "Condor" in 1838
  • William Todd, who arrived in Esquimalt, British Columbia in 1862

Todd Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Francis Todd, a blacksmith, arrived in New South Wales, Australia sometime between 1825 and 1832
  • Mary Ann Todd arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Navarino" in 1837 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) NAVARINO 1837. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1837Navarino.htm
  • William Todd arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Indus" in 1839 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) INDUS 1839. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1839Indus.htm
  • George Todd, English convict from Southampton, who was transported aboard the "Anson" on September 23, 1843, settling in Van Diemen's Land, Australia [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2015, January 8) Anson voyage to Van Diemen's Land, Australia in 1843 with 499 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/anson/1843
  • Henry Todd arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Forfarshire" in 1848
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Todd Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Robert Todd arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Success" in 1839
  • Arch Todd landed in Wellington, New Zealand in 1840 aboard the ship Bengal Merchant
  • G Todd landed in Wellington, New Zealand in 1840 aboard the ship Bengal Merchant
  • William Todd landed in Wellington, New Zealand in 1840
  • Robert Todd landed in Wellington, New Zealand in 1840 aboard the ship Success
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Todd (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Todd (post 1700)



  • John Blair Smith Todd (1814-1872), American politician, Member of Dakota Territorial House of Representatives, 1866-67
  • John Todd (1818-1894), U.S. Congregationalist minister, conductor on the Underground Railroad to Canada
  • David Todd (1915-2008), American architect, best known for designing the Manhattan Plaza
  • Charles Burr Todd (1849-1928), American historian
  • Beverly Todd (b. 1946), American actress, producer and writer
  • Robert Todd, American politician, Member of New Jersey State House of Assembly from Bergen County, 1922-23
  • Robert H. Todd, American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from Puerto Rico, 1904, 1908, 1920, 1924; Member of Republican National Committee from Puerto Rico, 1908, 1924
  • Robert R. Todd, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from Pennsylvania, 1932
  • Mrs. S. J. Todd, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from South Carolina, 1932
  • Susan Todd, American Republican politician, Candidate in primary for Texas State House of Representatives 97th District, 2012
  • ... (Another 117 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Todd Historic Events


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Todd Historic Events




HMS Hood

  • Mr. William C Todd (b. 1906), English Stoker 1st Class serving for the Royal Navy from Norwich, Norfolk, England, who sailed into battle on the HMS Hood and died on 24th May 1941 in the sinking

HMS Repulse

  • Mr. Arthur J Todd, British Stoker 2ne Class, who sailed into battle on the HMS Repulse and survived the sinking, was killed in action in 1942

RMS Lusitania

  • Mr. James Todd, English Able-Bodied Seaman from England, who worked aboard the RMS Lusitania and survived the sinking
  • Mr. David Todd, English 2nd Class passenger residing in Philadephia, Pennsylvania, USA, who sailed aboard the RMS Lusitania and died in the sinking

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Suggested Readings for the name Todd


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Suggested Readings for the name Todd



  • A Todd Family History and Genealogy, 1749-1987 by Frederick Becker.
  • My Family; The Young-Todd Genealogy, 1754-1972 by Lois Young.
  • Todds in Early Lawrence and Monroe Counties, Indiana by Nancie Todd Weber.

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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



  1. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) NAVARINO 1837. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1837Navarino.htm
  2. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) INDUS 1839. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1839Indus.htm
  3. ^ State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2015, January 8) Anson voyage to Van Diemen's Land, Australia in 1843 with 499 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/anson/1843

Other References

  1. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Peerage and Baronetage, The Privy Council, Knightage and Compainonage. London: Burke Publishing, 1921. Print.
  2. Markale, J. Celtic Civilization. London: Gordon & Cremonesi, 1976. Print.
  3. Bardsley, C.W. A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6).
  4. Cook, Chris. English Historical Facts 1603-1688. London: MacMillan, 1980. Print.
  5. Bowman, George Ernest. The Mayflower Reader A Selection of Articales from The Mayflower Descendent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  6. Mills, A.D. Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4).
  7. Reaney P.H and R.M. Wilson. A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X).
  8. Burke, Sir Bernard. General Armory Of England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today. Print.
  9. Hinde, Thomas Ed. The Domesday Book England's Heritage Then and Now. Surrey: Colour Library Books, 1995. Print. (ISBN 1-85833-440-3).
  10. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
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The Todd Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Todd 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 15 September 2016 at 19:35.

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