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The history of the name Tollemache goes back those Anglo-Saxon tribes that once ruled over Britain. Such a name was given to a person who habitually wore a knapsack or other type of pack carried on the back. The surname Tollemache is derived from the Old French word talemache, which means knapsack. Nickname surnames often referred to the bearer's favored style of clothing.

Tollemache Early Origins



The surname Tollemache was first found in Suffolk where, according to Doctor Bosworth, they were amongst the first Angles that settled in Suffolk. On their manor house at Bentley, near Ipswich there was the following inscription "Before the Normans into England came, Bentley was my seat, and Tollemache was my name." [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Lowe, Mark Anthony, Patronymica Britannica, A Dictionary of Family Names of the United Kingdom. London: John Russel Smith, 1860. Print.

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Tollemache Spelling Variations


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Tollemache Spelling Variations



Sound was what guided spelling in the essentially pre-literate Middle Ages, so one person's name was often recorded under several variations during a single lifetime. Also, before the advent of the printing press and the first dictionaries, the English language was not standardized. Therefore, spelling variations were common, even among the names of the most literate people. Known variations of the Tollemache family name include Talmach, Talmage, Talmash, Tammadge, Tammage, Tallemach, Tollemache, Tolmage and many more.

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Tollemache Early History


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Tollemache Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Tollemache research. Another 119 words (8 lines of text) covering the years 1200, 1611, 1821, 1624, 1669, 1651, 1694, 1624 and 1669 are included under the topic Early Tollemache History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Tollemache Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Tollemache Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 50 words (4 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Tollemache 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 were:

Tollemache Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Algernon Gray Tollemache, aged 48, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Lady Nugent" in 1850

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Contemporary Notables of the name Tollemache (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Tollemache (post 1700)



  • The Reverend Ralph William Lyonel Tollemache MA, JP (1826-1895), British clergyman in the Church of England
  • Sir Humphrey Tollemache,
  • Timothy John Edward Tollemache (b. 1939), 5th Baron Tollemache
  • Baron Wilbraham Frederic Tollemache (1832-1904), British Conservative Member of Parliament
  • Baron John Jervis Tollemache (1805-1890), British Conservative Member of Parliament

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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: Confido conquiesco
Motto Translation: I trust and am contented.


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See Also


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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. 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).
  2. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
  3. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
  4. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
  5. Bardsley, C.W. A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6).
  6. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
  7. Ingram, Rev. James. Translator Anglo-Saxon Chronicle 1823. Print.
  8. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
  9. Library of Congress. American and English Genealogies in the Library of Congress. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1967. Print.
  10. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
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The Tollemache Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Tollemache 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 19 October 2015 at 13:15.

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