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The surname Toelle is derived from the German word toll, which means wild, crazy, and is often used to describe pranks and tricks. The original bearer of the name was known for pulling extensive, crazy practical jokes. A broad and miscellaneous class of surnames, nickname surnames could refer either directly or indirectly to a characteristic of the first person who used the name. They can describe the bearer's favored style of clothing, appearance, habits, or character. Nickname surnames were frequently the result of a spontaneous reaction to a particular occasion or event.

Toelle Early Origins



The surname Toelle was first found in Pomerania and Mecklenburg, where the name emerged in mediaeval times as one of the notable families of the region. From the 13th century the surname was identified with the great social and economic evolution which made this territory a landmark contributor to the development of the nation. Chronicles first mention Herbord Tolle of Luebeck in 1325, and Johann Toelner of Rostock in 1345.

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Toelle Spelling Variations


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Toelle Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Toll, Toller, Tolle, Toelner, Toelle, Toelner, Tollen and many more.

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Toelle Early History


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Toelle Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Toelle research. Another 289 words (21 lines of text) covering the years 1619, 1723, 1770, 1805, 1806, 1833 and 1851 are included under the topic Early Toelle History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Toelle Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Toelle Early Notables (pre 1700)



Prominent bearers of the name Toelle at this time were Heinrich Anton von Toll, who became captain of the Prussian regiment from Wedell in 1770, and died in 1805 as a major while fighting in...

Another 35 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Toelle 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 or some of its variants were: Marie Toller, who came to New England in 1635; and Daniel Toller, who came to Philadelphia in 1802. Johann Christian Tolle arrived in Philadelphia in 1753.

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    Other References

    1. Weis, Frederick Lewis, Walter Lee Sheppard and David Faris. Ancestral Roots of Sixty Colonists Who Came to New England Between 1623 and 1650 7th Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0806313676).
    2. Strassburger, Ralph B. Pennsylvania German Pioneers The Original Lists of Arrivals in the Port of Philadelphia 3 Volumes. Baltimore: Picton Press, 1992. Print. (ISBN 978-0929539980).
    3. Jones, Henry Z. Palatine Families of New York 2 Volumes. Rockland, ME: Picton Press, 2001. Print. (ISBN 978-0961388829).
    4. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
    5. Kapff, Rudolf. Schwäbische Geschlechtsnamen. Stuttgart: Verlag Silberburg, 1927. Print.
    6. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
    7. Garland, Mary and Henry Garland Editions. Oxford Companion To German Literature 3rd Edition. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1997. Print. (ISBN 0198158963).
    8. Brechenmacher, Josef Karlmann. Deutches Namenbuch. Stuttgart: Verlag von Adolf Bonz & Comp, 1928. Print.
    9. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    10. Fogleman, Aaron Spencer. Hopeful Journeys German Immigration, Settlement, and Political Culture in Colonial America 1717-1775. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 1986. Print. (ISBN 978-0812215489).
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    The Toelle Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Toelle 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 7 March 2013 at 16:10.

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