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The name Tolleson was spawned by the ancient Anglo-Saxon culture that ruled a majority of Britain. It comes from the personal name Thomas. Tolleson is a patronymic surname, which belongs to the category of hereditary surnames. This surname came out of the religious given name tradition, and derived from the personal name Thomas, which means twin. Thomas was a popular name, owing to its biblical origins.

Tolleson Early Origins



The surname Tolleson was first found in Durham where they were Lords of the manor of Gateshead from ancient times.

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Tolleson Spelling Variations


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Tolleson Spelling Variations



Tolleson 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. Tomlinson, Thomlinson and others.

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Tolleson Early History


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Tolleson Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Tolleson research. Another 305 words (22 lines of text) covering the years 1811, 1617 and 1681 are included under the topic Early Tolleson History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Tolleson Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Tolleson Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 45 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Tolleson 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



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 Tollesons to arrive on North American shores: Edward Tomlinson who settled in Virginia in 1637; along with Joanne, and John; Mathew Tomlinson settled in St. Christopher in 1635; Peter Tomlinson settled in Barbados in 1635.

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Contemporary Notables of the name Tolleson (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Tolleson (post 1700)



  • Wayne Tolleson (b. 1955), American Major League Baseball player
  • Steven Tolleson (b. 1983), American Major League Baseball player, son of Wayne Tolleson
  • Gina Marie Tolleson, American model, Miss World 1990
  • Ross Tolleson (b. 1956), Republican state senator from Georgia

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Reaney P.H and R.M. Wilson. A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X).
    2. Burke, Sir Bernard. General Armory Of England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today. Print.
    3. Cook, Chris. English Historical Facts 1603-1688. London: MacMillan, 1980. Print.
    4. Holt, J.C. Ed. Domesday Studies. Woodbridge: Boydell, 1987. Print. (ISBN 0-85115-477-8).
    5. Fairbairn. Fairbain's book of Crests of the Families of Great Britain and Ireland, 4th Edition 2 volumes in one. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1968. Print.
    6. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
    7. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
    8. Bede, The Venerable. Historia Ecclesiatica Gentis Anglorum (The Ecclesiastical History Of the English People). Available through Internet Medieval Sourcebook the Fordham University Centre for Medieval Studies. Print.
    9. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    10. 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).
    11. ...

    The Tolleson Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Tolleson 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 28 November 2016 at 08:21.

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