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Toliver Early Origins



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.

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Toliver Spelling Variations


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Toliver Spelling Variations



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

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Toliver Early History


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Toliver Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Toliver research. Another 145 words (10 lines of text) covering the years 1150, 1500, 1643 and 1683 are included under the topic Early Toliver History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Toliver Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Toliver Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Toliver Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Toliver In Ireland


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Toliver In Ireland



Some of the Toliver family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 101 words (7 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



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

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Contemporary Notables of the name Toliver (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Toliver (post 1700)



  • Victoria Toliver, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Wisconsin, 2000, 2004
  • Richard T. Toliver, American politician, Mayor of Bloomfield, New Mexico, 1986-90
  • Irving Toliver, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from New York, 1996
  • 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


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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.

Other References

  1. Scarlett, James D. Tartan The Highland Textile. London: Shepheard-Walwyn, 1990. Print. (ISBN 0-85683-120-4).
  2. Paul, Sir James Balfour. An Ordinary of Arms Contained in the Public Register of All Arms and Bearings in Scotland Second Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1903. Print.
  3. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
  4. Fulton, Alexander. Scotland and Her Tartans: The Romantic Heritage of the Scottish Clans and Families. Godalming: Bramley, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-86283-880-0).
  5. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
  6. Bloxham, Ben. Key to Parochial Registers of Scotland From Earliest Times Through 1854 2nd edition. Provo, UT: Stevenson's Genealogical Center, 1979. Print.
  7. Scots Kith and Kin And Illustrated Map Revised 2nd Edition. Edinburgh: Clan House/Albyn. Print.
  8. Dorward, David. Scottish Surnames. Glasgow: Harper Collins, 1995. Print.
  9. Leyburn, James Graham. The Scotch-Irish A Social History. Chapel Hill: UNC Press, 1962. Print. (ISBN 0807842591).
  10. Donaldson, Gordon and Robert S. Morpeth. Who's Who In Scotish History. Wales: Welsh Academic Press, 1996. Print. (ISBN 186057-0054).
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The Toliver Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Toliver 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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