Toler History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
The origins of the Toler surname lie with the Anglo-Saxon tribes of Britain. The name Toler began when someone in that family worked as a person charged with the duty of collecting taxes. The surname Toler is derived from the Old English word tollere, which means tax-gatherer.
Early Origins of the Toler family
The surname Toler was first found in Cornwall and West Dorset where the name was derived from the River Toller (now named River Hooke.) Locals Toller Whelme, Toller Fratrum, and Toller Porcorum can still be found in this county today.
Early History of the Toler family
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Toler Spelling Variations
One relatively recent invention that did much to standardize English spelling was the printing press. However, before its invention even the most literate people recorded their names according to sound rather than spelling. The spelling variations under which the name Toler has appeared include Toler, Tolar, Toller, Tollers, Tolers, Towler and many more.
Early Notables of the Toler family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Toler family to Ireland
Some of the Toler family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
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Toler migration to the United States +
At this time, the shores of the New World beckoned many English families that felt that the social climate in England was oppressive and lacked opportunity for change. Thousands left England at great expense in ships that were overcrowded and full of disease. A great portion of these settlers never survived the journey and even a greater number arrived sick, starving, and without a penny. The survivors, however, were often greeted with greater opportunity than they could have experienced back home. These English settlers made significant contributions to those colonies that would eventually become the United States and Canada. An examination of early immigration records and passenger ship lists revealed that people bearing the name Toler arrived in North America very early:
Toler Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
- Francis Toler, who arrived in Baltimore in 1831
- Henry Toler, who settled in Allegheny Co. Pennsylvania in 1854
- Ellen Toler, aged 17, who landed in New York in 1854 
- Henry Toler, who arrived in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1854 
- Mary Toler, aged 19, who landed in New York in 1854 
Toler Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
- David Toler, aged 1, who landed in America, in 1902
- Uelene Toler, aged 18, who landed in America, in 1905
- Emil Toler, aged 16, who landed in America, in 1906
- Minna Toler, aged 16, who settled in America from Westholan, Austria, in 1907
- George Toler, aged 30, who immigrated to the United States, in 1909
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Contemporary Notables of the name Toler (post 1700) +
- Tommy Toler, American politician, Member of West Virginia State House of Delegates from Wayne County, 1983-84 
- Ray Toler, American Republican politician, Candidate for West Virginia State House of Delegates from Wyoming County, 1942; Chair of Wyoming County Republican Party, 1949-50 
- Hopeful Toler, American politician, U.S. Consul in Ponce, 1832-36; Buenos Aires, 1836 
- E. M. Toler, American Democrat politician, Member of Louisiana State Senate, 1950 
- Dustin Toler, American politician, Candidate for Oklahoma State House of Representatives 75th District, 2002 
- Buren H. Toler, American Republican politician, Candidate for West Virginia State House of Delegates from Wyoming County, 1960 
- Dan Toler, American guitarist who was a member of the Gregg Allman Band
- Lynn C. Toler (b. 1959), American judge on the television series Divorce Court
- William Pinkney Toler (1826-1899), American artist
- Sidney Hooper Toler (1874-1947), American actor, playwright, and theatre director
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The Toler 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: Regi et patriæ fidelis
Motto Translation: Faithful to king and law.
- ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
- ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, October 21) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html