Anglo-Saxon culture of the Britain and comes from the personal name Thomas. Tollison 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.
Early Origins of the Tollison family
Durham where they were Lords of the manor of Gateshead from ancient times.
Early History of the Tollison family
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Tollison Spelling Variations
hundred years did much to standardize the English language. Before that time, spelling variations in names were a common occurrence. The language was changing, incorporating pieces of other languages, and the spelling of names changed with it. Tollison has been spelled many different ways, including Tomlinson, Thomlinson and others.
Early Notables of the Tollison family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Tollison family to the New World and Oceana
Thousands of English families in this era began to emigrate the New World in search of land and freedom from religious and political persecution. Although the passage was expensive and the ships were dark, crowded, and unsafe, those who made the voyage safely were rewarded with opportunities unavailable to them in their homeland. Research into passenger and immigration lists has revealed some of the very first Tollisons to arrive in North America:
Tollison Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
Tollison Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
Contemporary Notables of the name Tollison (post 1700)
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