Todde History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
The name Todde is derived from the Northern Middle English word "tod(de)," which meant fox.
Early Origins of the Todde family
The surname Todde was first found in Berwickshire where they held a family seat from early times.
Early History of the Todde family
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Todde Spelling Variations
Spelling variations of this family name include: Todd, Tod, Todde and others.
Early Notables of the Todde family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Todde family to Ireland
Some of the Todde family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
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Migration of the Todde family
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: George and Mary Todd settled in Virginia in 1650; Robert Todd settled in Virginia in 1622; William Todd settled in Virginia in 1651. Adam, Andrew, Charles, Daniel, David, George, James, John, Patrick, Robert and William Todd all arrived in Philadelphia between 1800 and 1870..
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.