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The ancient roots of the Toman family are found in the German state of Bavaria. The Toman surname, was a local name, for someone who lived in Bavaria.

Toman Early Origins



The surname Toman was first found in Bavaria, where this surname surfaced in mediaeval times as one of the notable families of the region. From the 13th century onwards the name was associated with the great social and economic evolution which made this territory a landmark contributor to the development of the nation.

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Toman Spelling Variations


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Toman Spelling Variations



One can encounter great variation in the spelling of surnames: in early times, spelling in general, and thus the spelling of names was not yet standardized; and later, spellings would change with branching and movement of families. Variations of the name Toman include Thoma, Thoman, Thom, Thoms, Toma, Thomas, Tomas, Thomasius, Thoeman, Thome, Thomen, Thomme, Thomm, Demel, Dehmel and many more.

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Toman Early History


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Toman Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Toman research. Another 267 words (19 lines of text) covering the years 1775, 1776, 1635, 1669, 1746, 1655, 1728, 1670, 1704, 1644, 1709, 1663 and 1721 are included under the topic Early Toman History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Toman Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Toman Early Notables (pre 1700)



Prominent among members of the name Toman in this period include Frederic Count de Thoms (1669-1746), a German art collector; Peter Lorenz Thomas von Langenhardt (mid 17th century), Secretary of the Johannite Order of knights at Sonnenburg; Christian Thomas (1655-1728, known as Thomasius)...

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



German settlers were among the most common to come to North America between the mid-17th and mid-20th centuries. Poverty and religious persecution drove many Bavarians to make this long trek. tenant farmers were also enticed by the prospect of owning land. From east to west, these German immigrants populated the United States, settling in Pennsylvania, Texas, New York, Illinois, and California. Ontario and the prairie provinces of Canada also provided homes to many. Early settlers bearing the Toman surname or a spelling variation of the name include:

Toman Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Matthew Toman, who was naturalized in Allegany County, Maryland in 1840
  • Franzka Toman, who came to New York in 1875

Toman Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • Abraham Toman, who arrived in Canada in 1832
  • John Toman, who was living in Ontario in 1871

Toman Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Elizabeth Toman arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "David Malcolm" in 1848
  • Mary Anne Toman arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "David Malcolm" in 1848
  • Mary Toman, aged 18, a servant, arrived in South Australia in 1855 aboard the ship "Velocity"

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Contemporary Notables of the name Toman (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Toman (post 1700)



  • John Toman, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Illinois, 1928 (alternate), 1932, 1936, 1940, 1944; Delegate to Illinois convention to ratify 21st amendment, 1933; Cook County Sheriff, 1934-38
  • Andrew J. Toman (b. 1979), American politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Illinois, 1964
  • Andrew John Toman (b. 1905), American physician
  • Wilf Toman (1874-1917), English footballer
  • Ladislav Toman (b. 1934), Czech volleyball player
  • Karel Toman (1877-1946), Czech poet
  • Cyril Toman, political activist in Northern Ireland
  • Andy Toman (b. 1962), English footballer

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
    2. Kapff, Rudolf. Schwäbische Geschlechtsnamen. Stuttgart: Verlag Silberburg, 1927. Print.
    3. Bahlow, Hans (Edda Gentry trns). Dictionary of German Names . Madison, Wisconsin: Max Kade Institute, 2002. Print. (ISBN 0-924119-35-7).
    4. Schenk, Trudy. Wuerttemberg Emigration Index Volume I-VIII. Salt Lake City: Ancestry Inc., 1986. Print.
    5. Gritzner, M. Handbuch der heraldischen Terminologie in zwölf Zungen. Nürnberg: 1890. Print.
    6. Neubecker, Ottfried. Wappen-Bilder-Lexikon der bürgerlichen Geschlechter Deutschlands, Oesterreichs und der Schweiz. Battenberg, München: 1985. Print.
    7. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    8. 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).
    9. Zoder, Rudolf. Familiennamen in Ostfalen. Hildesheim: Geog Olms Verlagsbuchhandlung, 1968. Print.
    10. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
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    The Toman Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Toman 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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