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Multiple Origins for the Surname Toney


English


The name Toney reached English shores for the first time with the ancestors of the Toney family as they migrated following the Norman Conquest of 1066. The Toney 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.

Toney Early Origins



The surname Toney 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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Toney Spelling Variations


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Toney Spelling Variations



Anglo-Norman names tend to be marked by an enormous number of spelling variations. This is largely due to the fact that Old and Middle English lacked any spelling rules when Norman French was introduced in the 11th century. The languages of the English courts at that time were French and Latin. These various languages mixed quite freely in the evolving social milieu. The final element of this mix is that medieval scribes spelled words according to their sounds rather than any definite rules, so a name was often spelled in as many different ways as the number of documents it appeared in. The name was spelled Tone, Toney and others.

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Toney Early History


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Toney Early History



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

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Toney Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Toney Early Notables (pre 1700)



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

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Toney In Ireland


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Toney In Ireland



Some of the Toney 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



Because of the political and religious discontent in England, families began to migrate abroad in enormous numbers. Faced with persecution and starvation at home, the open frontiers and generally less oppressive social environment of the New World seemed tantalizing indeed to many English people. The trip was difficult, and not all made it unscathed, but many of those who did get to Canada and the United States made important contributions to the young nations in which they settled. Some of the first North American settlers with Toney name or one of its variants:

Toney Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • James Toney, who arrived in New York, NY in 1841
  • J T Toney, who landed in San Francisco, California in 1850
  • Patrick Toney arrived in Philadelphia in 1876
  • John Toney arrived in Philadelphia in 1877

Toney Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • John Toney, aged 28, a gardener, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Clifton" in 1842
  • Hannah Toney, aged 4, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Clifton" in 1842

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Contemporary Notables of the name Toney (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Toney (post 1700)



  • Oscar Toney (b. 1939), American soul singer
  • Anthony Toney (b. 1962), former professional American football running back
  • Fred Toney (1888-1953), American right-handed pitcher
  • Andrew Toney (b. 1957), American former NBA professional basketball player
  • Kevin Kraig Toney (b. 1953), American jazz keyboardist
  • James "Lights-Out" Toney (b. 1968), professional boxer

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Suggested Readings for the name Toney


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Suggested Readings for the name Toney



  • The Toney Family History by Elma Henning.

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See Also


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See Also




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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Burke, Sir Bernard. General Armory Of England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today. Print.
    2. Bradford, William. History of Plymouth Plantation 1620-1647 Edited by Samuel Eliot Morrison 2 Volumes. New York: Russell and Russell, 1968. Print.
    3. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
    4. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    5. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    6. Bowman, George Ernest. The Mayflower Reader A Selection of Articales from The Mayflower Descendent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    7. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin . Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
    8. Innes, Thomas and Learney. The Tartans of the Clans and Families of Scotland 1st Edition. Edinburgh: W & A. K. Johnston Limited, 1938. Print.
    9. Humble, Richard. The Fall of Saxon England. New York: Barnes and Noble, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-88029-987-8).
    10. Fairbairn. Fairbain's book of Crests of the Families of Great Britain and Ireland, 4th Edition 2 volumes in one. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1968. Print.
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