Origins Available: English
The Toller family name dates back to the ancient Anglo-Saxon
culture of Britain. The name comes from when an early member worked as a person charged with the duty of collecting taxes. The surname Toller is derived from the Old English word tollere,
which means tax-gatherer.
Early Origins of the Toller family
The surname Toller 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 Toller family
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Toller Spelling Variations
Toller has been spelled many different ways. Before English spelling became standardized over the last few hundred
years, spelling variations
in names were a common occurrence. As the English language changed in the Middle Ages, absorbing pieces of Latin and French, as well as other languages, the spelling of people's names also changed considerably, even over a single lifetime. Many variations of the name Toller have been found, including Toler, Tolar, Toller, Tollers, Tolers, Towler and many more.
Early Notables of the Toller family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Toller family to Ireland
Some of the Toller family moved to Ireland
, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.Another 156 words (11 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Toller family to the New World and Oceana
In an attempt to escape the chaos experienced in England
, many English families boarded overcrowded and diseased ships sailing for the shores of North America and other British colonies. Those families hardy enough, and lucky enough, to make the passage intact were rewarded with land and a social environment less prone to religious and political persecution. Many of these families became important contributors to the young colonies in which they settled. Early immigration and passenger lists have documented some of the first Tollers to arrive on North American shores:
Toller Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
- Marie Toller who settled in New England in 1635
- Marie Toller, who settled in New England in 1635
Toller Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
- Carl Toller, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1775
Toller Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
- Daniel Toller, who settled in Philadelphia in 1802
- Daniel Toller, who settled in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1802
- Anna Toller, who settled in New York, NY in 1857
Toller Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
- Antonia Toller, who arrived in Galveston, TX in 1905
Toller Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
- Thomas N. Toller, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Aden" in 1849 CITATION[CLOSE]
State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) Aden from London via Plymouth Adealide Arriving September 12th 1849. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1849AdenRegister.htm
Contemporary Notables of the name Toller (post 1700)
- Paula Toller (b. 1962), Brazilian singer and songwriter
- Ernst Toller (1893-1939), prominent dramatist and poet, and was exiled from Germany in 1933
The Toller 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.