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Tolsen History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms



The Tolsen surname is a patronymic created from the Old English name Toll.

Early Origins of the Tolsen family


The surname Tolsen was first found in Cumberland, where they held a family seat from ancient times, some say well before the Norman Conquest in 1066 A.D.

Early History of the Tolsen family


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Tolsen Spelling Variations


Spelling variations of this family name include: Tolson, Tollson, Tolsen and others.

Early Notables of the Tolsen family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the Tolsen family to the New World and Oceana


Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Mr. Tolson who settled in Georgia in 1737; John Tolson settled in Virginia in 1774; George Tolson arrived in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1880.

The Tolsen 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: Ferro comite
Motto Translation: My sword my companion.


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