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Tolliver Early Origins



The surname Tolliver was first found in Huntingdon, where they were descended from Taillefer of Normandy, jester to King William, Duke of Normandy, who asked the Duke for a favor at Hastings. Telfer put his horse to the gallop charging before all the rest to the amazement of the English soldiers. "A name of great antiquity. The exploits of the noble jouglere Taillefer at the battle of Hastings are well-known. William, Count of Angoulesme, in a battle against the Northmen engaged their king Storis, and with one stroke of his sword Durissima, forged by the great Wayland Smith, cut in two his body and cuirass. Hence he acquired the sobriquet of Taillefer, or 'cut iron.' " [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Lowe, Mark Anthony, Patronymica Britannica, A Dictionary of Family Names of the United Kingdom. London: John Russel Smith, 1860. Print.
He was granted lands in Huntingdon, but was invited by David, Earl of Huntingdon, later to be King of Scotland, to attend him in Scotland and was granted lands in Lanarkshire.

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Tolliver Spelling Variations


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Tolliver Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Telfer, Talfer, Telford, Telpher, Talifero, Tailyefer, Telfair and many more.

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Tolliver Early History


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Tolliver Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Tolliver research. Another 145 words (10 lines of text) covering the years 1150, 1500, 1643 and 1683 are included under the topic Early Tolliver History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Tolliver Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Tolliver Early Notables (pre 1700)



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

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Tolliver In Ireland


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Tolliver In Ireland



Some of the Tolliver family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 101 words (7 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



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Tolliver Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Isaac Tolliver, aged 48, who settled in America, in 1905
  • John Tolliver, aged 2, who emigrated to the United States, in 1921
  • Henry A. Tolliver, aged 17, who emigrated to the United States, in 1921
  • Marie Tolliver, aged 45, who emigrated to America, in 1921
  • Lee Tolliver, aged 37, who landed in America, in 1924

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Contemporary Notables of the name Tolliver (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Tolliver (post 1700)



  • Stanley Eugene Tolliver Sr. (1925-2011), African-American attorney, civil rights activist, and radio talk show host
  • Melba Tolliver (b. 1939), American journalist and former New York City news anchor and reporter
  • Mose Ernest Tolliver (1920-2006), African-American folk artist
  • Anthony Tolliver (b. 1985), American professional NBA basketball player
  • Billy Joe Tolliver (b. 1966), former American NFL football player
  • Charles Tolliver (b. 1942), American jazz trumpeter and composer
  • William D. Tolliver, American Republican politician, Chair of Clay County Republican Party, 2002
  • Vincent Tolliver, American Democrat politician, Candidate for U.S. Representative from Arkansas 4th District, 1996
  • Harry J. Tolliver, American politician, Mayor of Lodi, California, 1950-52

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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ Lowe, Mark Anthony, Patronymica Britannica, A Dictionary of Family Names of the United Kingdom. London: John Russel Smith, 1860. Print.

Other References

  1. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
  2. 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.
  3. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
  4. Markale, J. Celtic Civilization. London: Gordon & Cremonesi, 1976. Print.
  5. Shaw, William A. Knights of England A Complete Record from the Earliest Time to the Present Day of the Knights of all the Orders of Chivalry in England, Scotland, Ireland and Knights Bachelors 2 Volumes. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print. (ISBN 080630443X).
  6. Papworth, J.W and A.W Morant. Ordinary of British Armorials. London: T.Richards, 1874. Print.
  7. Urquhart, Blair Edition. Tartans The New Compact Study Guide and Identifier. Secauccus, NJ: Chartwell Books, 1994. Print. (ISBN 0-7858-0050-6).
  8. Moncrieffe, Sir Ian of That Ilk and David Hicks. The Highland Clans The Dynastic Origins, Cheifs and Background of the Clans. New York: C.N. Potter, 1968. Print.
  9. Barrow, G.W.S Ed. The Charters of David I The Written Acts of David I King of Scots, 1124-53 and of His Son Henry, Earl of Northumerland, 1139-52. Woodbridge: The Boydell Press, 1999. Print.
  10. Chadwick, Nora Kershaw and J.X.W.P Corcoran. The Celts. London: Penguin, 1970. Print. (ISBN 0140212116).
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The Tolliver Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Tolliver 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.

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