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Tolbert is one of the names carried to England in the great wave of migration from Normandy following the Norman Conquest in 1066. It is based on the Germanic personal name Talabert, meaning bright valley.

Tolbert Early Origins



The surname Tolbert was first found in Shropshire, Staffordshire and Yorkshire. "This great historical family is traced to the Conquest, Richard Talbot, living at that period, being the first recorded ancestor. " [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Shirley, Evelyn Philip, The Noble and Gentle Men of England; The Arms and Descents. Westminster: John Bower Nichols and Sons, 1866, Print.
In Normandy, their place of origin, the name was originally listed as D'Eu, a baronial name. [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
The Norman People and Their Existing Descendants in the British Dominions and the United States Of America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0636-X)
William Talebot "came to England in 1066, and had 1. Richard; 2. Geoffrey, ancestor of Lord Talbot of Malahide. Richard in 1086 held in Bedford from Walter Giffard, Baron of Bolde c. " [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
The Norman People and Their Existing Descendants in the British Dominions and the United States Of America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0636-X)
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Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds., Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8)
The chapelry of Salebury played an important part in the story of the family history. "In the reign of Edward II. a charter for free warren in this manor was granted to Sir Robert de Cliderhou, whose daughter occurs as owner of the manor in 1406. Isabella, her daughter, conveyed the manor in marriage to John Talbot, of Bashall. Their son was instrumental to the betrayal of Henry VI., whose apprehension is said to have occurred here, though Leland fixes the scene in Cletherwoode. However this may be, letters-patent were granted to him by Edward IV. for a pension of twenty marks out of the duchy revenues. In this odious service, Sir James Haryngton was the principal actor, and the Talbots his subordinate agents. John Talbot, the last male heir of the family, left a daughter, married to Edward Warren of Poynton, from whose family the manor passed by marriage: it now belongs to Lord de Tabley. " [4]CITATION[CLOSE]
Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
Another branch of the family was found at Alveton in Staffordshire. "The extensive manor of Alton became the property of John Talbot, first earl of Shrewsbury, by his marriage with the heiress of the Furnival family, and has remained with his descendants to the present time." [4]CITATION[CLOSE]
Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
The township of Bashall-Eaves in the West Riding of Yorkshire was home to another family seat. "This place, long distinguished as the residence of the Talbots, has been variously designated Beckshalgh, Batsalve, Bakesholf, and Bashall. " [4]CITATION[CLOSE]
Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.

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Tolbert Spelling Variations


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Tolbert Spelling Variations



Norman surnames are characterized by a multitude of spelling variations. The frequent changes in surnames are largely due to the fact that the Old and Middle English languages lacked definite spelling rules. The introduction of Norman French to England, as well as the official court languages of Latin and French, also had pronounced influences on the spelling of surnames. Since medieval scribes and church officials recorded names as they sounded, rather than adhering to any specific spelling rules, it was common to find the same individual referred to with different spellings. The name has been spelled Talbot, Talbott, Talbut, Talbart, Talbert and many more.

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Tolbert Early History


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Tolbert Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Tolbert research. Another 421 words (30 lines of text) covering the years 1172, 1453, 1384, 1453, 1417, 1460, 1456, 1458, 1457, 1630, 1714, 1623, 1667, 1642, 1702, 1659, 1668, 1660, 1718, 1710, 1715, 1714, 1633, 1630, 1691, 1620, 1680 and 1669 are included under the topic Early Tolbert History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Tolbert Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Tolbert Early Notables (pre 1700)



Outstanding amongst the family at this time was William Talbot at the Battle of Hastings; John Talbot, 1st Earl of Shrewsbury and 1st Earl of Waterford KG (1384-1453), known as "Old Talbot", an important English military commander during the Hundred Years' War, as well as the only Lancastrian Constable of France...

Another 117 words (8 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Tolbert Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Tolbert In Ireland


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Tolbert In Ireland



Some of the Tolbert family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 155 words (11 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



Many English families emigrated to North American colonies in order to escape the political chaos in Britain at this time. Unfortunately, many English families made the trip to the New World under extremely harsh conditions. Overcrowding on the ships caused the majority of the immigrants to arrive diseased, famished, and destitute from the long journey across the stormy Atlanti c. Despite these hardships, many of the families prospered and went on to make invaluable contributions to the development of the cultures of the United States and Canada. Early North American immigration records have revealed a number of people bearing the name Tolbert or a variant listed above:

Tolbert Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • John Tolbert, aged 30, landed in Pennsylvania in 1776

Tolbert Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Hyrim Tolbert, who landed in Washington County, Pennsylvania in 1844

Tolbert Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • J. Tolbert, who emigrated to the United States, in 1907
  • Leon D. Tolbert, aged 28, who settled in America, in 1907
  • Thomas C. Tolbert, who emigrated to the United States, in 1909
  • Wm.A. Tolbert, aged 26, who landed in America, in 1909
  • Frank Tolbert, aged 44, who landed in America, in 1922

Tolbert Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • Mary Tolbert, who arrived in Quebec in 1784

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Contemporary Notables of the name Tolbert (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Tolbert (post 1700)



  • Ward V. Tolbert, American Republican politician, Member of New York State Senate 20th District, 1921-22; Candidate for Justice of New York Supreme Court 1st District, 1924
  • R. R. Tolbert Jr., American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from South Carolina, 1912, 1924 (member, Committee on Permanent Organization), 1928 (Convention Vice-President)
  • Robert Redd Tolbert, American Republican politician, Candidate for U.S. Representative from South Carolina 3rd District, 1898; Delegate to Republican National Convention from South Carolina, 1900, 1908 (alternate)
  • M. P. Tolbert, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from South Carolina, 1936
  • Joseph Warren Tolbert (b. 1946), American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from South Carolina, 1900 (alternate), 1908, 1912, 1916, 1924, 1928, 1936
  • John Robert Tolbert, American Republican politician, Candidate for U.S. Representative from South Carolina 3rd District, 1890, 1892
  • Joseph A. Tolbert, American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from South Carolina, 1924, 1928 (member, Credentials Committee), 1936
  • Jason Tolbert, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from Arkansas, 2008
  • James R. Tolbert, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Oklahoma, 1928
  • J. H. Tolbert, American politician, Member of Texas State House of Representatives 27th District, 1887-88
  • ... (Another 14 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: Prest d'accomplir
Motto Translation: Ready to accomplish.


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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ Shirley, Evelyn Philip, The Noble and Gentle Men of England; The Arms and Descents. Westminster: John Bower Nichols and Sons, 1866, Print.
  2. ^ The Norman People and Their Existing Descendants in the British Dominions and the United States Of America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0636-X)
  3. ^ Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds., Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8)
  4. ^ Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.

Other References

  1. Le Patourel, John. The Norman Empire. New York: Oxford University Press, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-19-822525-3).
  2. Burke, John Bernard Ed. The Roll of Battle Abbey. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  3. Bullock, L.G. Historical Map of England and Wales. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1971. Print.
  4. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  5. Markale, J. Celtic Civilization. London: Gordon & Cremonesi, 1976. Print.
  6. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
  7. Marcharn, Frederick George. A Constitutional History of Modern England 1485 to the Present. London: Harper and Brothers, 1960. Print.
  8. Innes, Thomas and Learney. The Tartans of the Clans and Families of Scotland 1st Edition. Edinburgh: W & A. K. Johnston Limited, 1938. Print.
  9. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
  10. The Norman People and Their Existing Descendants in the British Dominions and the United States Of America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0636-X).
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The Tolbert Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Tolbert 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 21 October 2016 at 13:15.

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