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Tone History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms


Origins Available: English, Irish


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.

Early Origins of the Tone family


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.

Early History of the Tone family


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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.

Early Notables of the Tone family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the Tone family to Ireland


Some of the Tone family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. More information about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Migration of the Tone family to the New World and Oceana


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 [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)

Tone Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

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

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
  • Tone Haugen (b. 1964), former Norwegian footballer, world champion and Olympic medalist

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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)

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