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Tollett is one of the many new names that came to England following the Norman Conquest of 1066. The name Tollett comes from the Norman given name Tollet.

Tollett Early Origins



The surname Tollett was first found in Staffordshire where they held a family seat, some say from about the 12th century. The name was derived from Tollet, a Norman noble who entered England after the Norman Conquest in 1066. The earliest recorded instance of the name appears to be of Walter Tulet in the 1219 in the Pipe Rolls for Northumberland. Other early references show Robert Tuylet in 1295 in Cornwall, and Robert Tuliet in 1361 in the Feet of Fines for Essex.

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Tollett Spelling Variations


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Tollett Spelling Variations



Multitudes of spelling variations are a hallmark of Anglo Norman names. Most of these names evolved in the 11th and 12th century, in the time after the Normans introduced their own Norman French language into a country where Old and Middle English had no spelling rules and the languages of the court were French and Latin. To make matters worse, medieval scribes spelled words according to sound, so names frequently appeared differently in the various documents in which they were recorded. The name was spelled Tollet, Tolle, Tolley, Tolly, Tollie, Tollye, Tulet, Tullet and many more.

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Tollett Early History


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Tollett Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Tollett research. Another 211 words (15 lines of text) covering the years 1771, 1771, 1674, 1741, 1701, 1719 and 1718 are included under the topic Early Tollett History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Tollett Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Tollett Early Notables (pre 1700)



Outstanding amongst the family at this time was Jethro Tull (1674-1741), an English agricultural pioneer born in Basildon, Berkshire who helped bring about the British Agricultural Revolution, he perfected a horse-drawn seed drill in 1701 that economically sowed the...

Another 39 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Tollett 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



Because of this political and religious unrest within English society, many people decided to immigrate to the colonies. Families left for Ireland, North America, and Australia in enormous numbers, traveling at high cost in extremely inhospitable conditions. The New World in particular was a desirable destination, but the long voyage caused many to arrive sick and starving. Those who made it, though, were welcomed by opportunities far greater than they had known at home in England. Many of these families went on to make important contributions to the emerging nations of Canada and the United States. Analysis of immigration records indicates that some of the first North American immigrants bore the name Tollett or a variant listed above:

Tollett Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Wesley Tollett, who arrived in Texas in 1836

Tollett Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Thomas Tollett, aged 36, who landed in America from London, England, in 1913
  • John Tollett, aged 36, who landed in America, in 1917
  • Geo Frwk Tollett, who settled in America, in 1919
  • Majorie Tollett, who emigrated to the United States from Kent, England, in 1923
  • Maria Manning Tollett, aged 45, who settled in America from Liverpool, England, in 1923
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Tollett (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Tollett (post 1700)



  • Lisa Gayle Tollett Milligan (b. 1977), American beauty queen from Tennessee
  • Jeffrey S. Tollett, American Democrat politician, Candidate for U.S. Representative from Oklahoma 6th District, 1994
  • Carlisle Tollett, American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Tennessee, 1952
  • Tulsen Tollett (b. 1973), Australian ex-professional rugby league player

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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: Prudentia in adversis
Motto Translation: Prudence in adversity.


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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    2. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    3. Le Patourel, John. The Norman Empire. New York: Oxford University Press, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-19-822525-3).
    4. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin . Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
    5. 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).
    6. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
    7. Lennard, Reginald. Rural England 1086-1135 A Study of Social and Agrarian Conditions. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1959. Print.
    8. Papworth, J.W and A.W Morant. Ordinary of British Armorials. London: T.Richards, 1874. Print.
    9. Ingram, Rev. James. Translator Anglo-Saxon Chronicle 1823. Print.
    10. Hitching, F.K and S. Hitching. References to English Surnames in 1601-1602. Walton On Thames: 1910. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0181-3).
    11. ...

    The Tollett Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Tollett 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 13:36.

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