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The name Tollison is from the ancient 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.

Tollison Early Origins



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

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Tollison Spelling Variations


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Tollison Spelling Variations



The first dictionaries that appeared in the last few 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.

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Tollison Early History


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Tollison Early History



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

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Tollison Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Tollison Early Notables (pre 1700)



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



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

  • Brunell Tollison, who arrived in Maryland in 1668

Tollison Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Lilian Tollison, aged 26, who arrived in America from Truro, England, in 1908
  • H. Tollison, aged 42, who arrived in New York, in 1920

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Contemporary Notables of the name Tollison (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Tollison (post 1700)



  • Gray Tollison (b. 1996), American politician, Member of the Mississippi Senate
  • Robert D. Tollison (b. 1942), American economist and author who specializes in public choice theory
  • Grady Tollison Jr., American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Mississippi, 1980

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Tollison Family Crest Products


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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
    2. Cook, Chris. English Historical Facts 1603-1688. London: MacMillan, 1980. Print.
    3. Weis, Frederick Lewis, Walter Lee Sheppard and David Faris. Ancestral Roots of Sixty Colonists Who Came to New England Between 1623 and 1650 7th Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0806313676).
    4. Elster, Robert J. International Who's Who. London: Europa/Routledge. Print.
    5. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds. Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
    6. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
    7. Leeson, Francis L. Dictionary of British Peerages. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1121-5).
    8. Hitching, F.K and S. Hitching. References to English Surnames in 1601-1602. Walton On Thames: 1910. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0181-3).
    9. 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.
    10. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    11. ...

    The Tollison Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Tollison 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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