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Early Origins of the Toliver family


The surname Toliver was first found in Huntingdon, where they were descended from Taillefer of Normandy, jester to King William, Duke of Normandy, who asked the Duke for a favor at Hastings. Telfer put his horse to the gallop charging before all the rest to the amazement of the English soldiers. "A name of great antiquity. The exploits of the noble jouglere Taillefer at the battle of Hastings are well-known. William, Count of Angoulesme, in a battle against the Northmen engaged their king Storis, and with one stroke of his sword Durissima, forged by the great Wayland Smith, cut in two his body and cuirass. Hence he acquired the sobriquet of Taillefer, or 'cut iron.' " [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Lowe, Mark Anthony, Patronymica Britannica, A Dictionary of Family Names of the United Kingdom. London: John Russel Smith, 1860. Print.
He was granted lands in Huntingdon, but was invited by David, Earl of Huntingdon, later to be King of Scotland, to attend him in Scotland and was granted lands in Lanarkshire.

Early History of the Toliver family


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Toliver Spelling Variations


Spelling variations of this family name include: Telfer, Talfer, Telford, Telpher, Talifero, Tailyefer, Telfair and many more.

Early Notables of the Toliver family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the Toliver family to Ireland


Some of the Toliver family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
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Migration of the Toliver family to the New World and Oceana


Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Toliver Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Vateo Toliver, aged 38, who emigrated to the United States from Paris, in 1906
  • Garland Toliver, aged 45, who emigrated to Baltimore, Maryland, in 1907
  • Samuel W. Toliver, aged 37, who emigrated to Atlantic City, New Jersey in 1916
  • Howard Toliver, aged 30, who emigrated to America, in 1917
  • Charles E. Toliver, aged 28, who emigrated to the United States, in 1922

Contemporary Notables of the name Toliver (post 1700)


  • Victoria Toliver, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Wisconsin, 2000, 2004 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, October 21) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • Richard T. Toliver, American politician, Mayor of Bloomfield, New Mexico, 1986-90 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, October 21) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • Irving Toliver, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from New York, 1996 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, October 21) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • Charles Anthony "Tony" Toliver (b. 1968), American country music singer
  • Terrence Lee Toliver (b. 1988), American NFL football wide receiver
  • Kristi Toliver (b. 1987), American former college basketball player

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Citations


  1. ^ Lowe, Mark Anthony, Patronymica Britannica, A Dictionary of Family Names of the United Kingdom. London: John Russel Smith, 1860. Print.
  2. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, October 21) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html

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