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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.

Toller Early Origins



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.

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Toller Spelling Variations


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Toller Spelling Variations



Toller has been spelled many different ways, including 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. Toler, Tolar, Toller, Tollers, Tolers, Towler and many more.

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Toller Early History


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Toller Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Toller research. Another 270 words (19 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Toller History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Toller Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Toller Early Notables (pre 1700)



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

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Toller In Ireland


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Toller In 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.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



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 came to 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 came to Philadelphia in 1802
  • Daniel Toller settled in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1802
  • Anna Toller, who came to 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 arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Aden" in 1849

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Contemporary Notables of the name Toller (post 1700)


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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

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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: Regi et patrić fidelis
Motto Translation: Faithful to king and law.


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

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    2. Hinde, Thomas Ed. The Domesday Book England's Heritage Then and Now. Surrey: Colour Library Books, 1995. Print. (ISBN 1-85833-440-3).
    3. Bradford, William. History of Plymouth Plantation 1620-1647 Edited by Samuel Eliot Morrison 2 Volumes. New York: Russell and Russell, 1968. Print.
    4. Skordas, Guest. Ed. The Early Settlers of Maryland an Index to Names or Immigrants Complied from Records of Land Patents 1633-1680 in the Hall of Records Annapolis, Maryland. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1968. Print.
    5. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
    6. Elster, Robert J. International Who's Who. London: Europa/Routledge. Print.
    7. Thirsk, Joan. The Agrarian History of England and Wales. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press: 7 Volumes. Print.
    8. Hanks, Hodges, Mills and Room. The Oxford Names Companion. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2002. Print. (ISBN 0-19-860561-7).
    9. Burke, Sir Bernard. General Armory Of England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today. Print.
    10. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
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    The Toller Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Toller 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 2 December 2014 at 06:24.

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