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

Tolson Early Origins



The surname Tolson 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.

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Tolson Spelling Variations


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Tolson Spelling Variations



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

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Tolson Early History


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Tolson Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Tolson research. Another 291 words (21 lines of text) covering the years 1290, 1590, 1650, 1630, 1646, 1622, 1689, 1646, 1648, 1660 and 1667 are included under the topic Early Tolson History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Tolson Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Tolson Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 43 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Tolson 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



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Tolson Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • John Tolson, who arrived in Virginia in 1648 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  • Thomas Tolson, who landed in Maryland in 1664 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)

Tolson Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Prunise Tolson, who arrived in Maryland in 1707 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  • William Tolson, who arrived in Georgia in 1737 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  • Mr. Tolson who settled in Georgia in 1737
  • John Tolson, who settled in Virginia in 1774

Tolson Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • George Tolson, who arrived in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1880

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Contemporary Notables of the name Tolson (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Tolson (post 1700)



  • T. A. Tolson, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from District of Columbia, 1868
  • Richard Tolson, American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from New Jersey, 2008
  • Jerod Tolson (b. 1972), American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from District of Columbia, 2004
  • Edward F. Tolson, American politician, Mayor of Laurel, Maryland, 1920-22, 1940-46
  • Clarence L. Tolson, American Democrat politician, Candidate for Connecticut State House of Representatives from Hartland, 1920
  • Edgar Tolson (1904-1984), American woodcarver and well-known folk artist
  • Randall Tolson, American memorial clockmaker who lived in Cold Spring Harbor, New York
  • Melvin Beaunorus Tolson, American Modernist poet, educator, columnist, and politician
  • Joe Pat Tolson, American Democratic member of the North Carolina General Assembly
  • Clyde Anderson Tolson (1900-1975), American associate director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation
  • ... (Another 2 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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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: Ferro comite
Motto Translation: My sword my companion.


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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)

Other References

  1. 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).
  2. 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).
  3. Warner, Philip Warner. Famous Scottish Battles. New York: Barnes and Noble, 1996. Print. (ISBN 0-76070-004-4).
  4. The Norman People and Their Existing Descendants in the British Dominions and the United States Of America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0636-X).
  5. 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).
  6. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  7. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
  8. Browne, James. The History of Scotland it's Highlands, Regiments and Clans 8 Volumes. Edinburgh: Francis A Niccolls & Co, 1909. Print.
  9. Dorward, David. Scottish Surnames. Glasgow: Harper Collins, 1995. Print.
  10. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
  11. ...

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