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Tone is a name that came to England in the 11th century wave of migration that was set off by the Norman Conquest of 1066. The Tone family lived in Leicestershire. Their name, however, is a reference to Toni, Normandy, the family's place of residence prior to the Norman Conquest of England in 1066.

Tone Early Origins



The surname Tone was first found in Leicestershire where Ralph de Toni received lands of the Lordship of Belvoir for his services as Standard bearer at Hastings in 1066 A.D.

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Tone Spelling Variations


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Tone Spelling Variations



The English language only became standardized in the last few centuries. For that reason, spelling variations are common among many Anglo-Norman names. The shape of the English language was frequently changed with the introduction of elements of Norman French, Latin, and other European languages; even the spelling of literate people's names were subsequently modified. Tone has been recorded under many different variations, including Tone, Toney and others.

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Tone Early History


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Tone Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Tone research. Another 227 words (16 lines of text) covering the year 1763 is included under the topic Early Tone History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Tone Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Tone Early Notables (pre 1700)



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

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Tone In Ireland


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Tone In Ireland



Some of the Tone family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 89 words (6 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


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The Great Migration



To escape the uncertainty of the political and religious uncertainty found in England, many English families boarded ships at great expense to sail for the colonies held by Britain. The passages were expensive, though, and the boats were unsafe, overcrowded, and ridden with disease. Those who were hardy and lucky enough to make the passage intact were rewarded with land, opportunity, and social environment less prone to religious and political persecution. Many of these families went on to be important contributors to the young nations of Canada and the United States where they settled. Tones were some of the first of the immigrants to arrive in North America:

Tone Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Richard Tone who settled in Virginia in 1649

Tone Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Chattom Tone, who arrived in Virginia in 1718

Tone Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Robert Tone, who landed in New York, NY in 1816
  • William Theobald Wolfe Tone, who arrived in New York in 1817

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Contemporary Notables of the name Tone (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Tone (post 1700)



  • Franchot Tone (1905-1968), born Stanislaus Pascal Franchot Tone, an American stage, film, and television actor, perhaps best known for his role as Midshipman Roger Byam in Mutiny on the Bounty (1935)
  • Theobold Wolfe Tone (1763-1798), Irish nationalist, a leading Irish revolutionary figure and one of the founding members of the United Irishmen

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
    2. Thirsk, Joan. The Agrarian History of England and Wales. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press: 7 Volumes. Print.
    3. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
    4. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
    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. Cook, Chris. English Historical Facts 1603-1688. London: MacMillan, 1980. Print.
    7. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
    8. Bradford, William. History of Plymouth Plantation 1620-1647 Edited by Samuel Eliot Morrison 2 Volumes. New York: Russell and Russell, 1968. Print.
    9. Shirley, Evelyn Philip. Noble and Gentle Men of England Or Notes Touching The Arms and Descendants of the Ancient Knightley and Gentle Houses of England Arranged in their Respective Counties 3rd Edition. Westminster: John Bowyer Nichols and Sons, 1866. Print.
    10. 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.
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    The Tone Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Tone 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 4 April 2016 at 07:47.

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