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Tonson Early Origins



The surname Tonson was first found in Durham where they held a family seat from very ancient times, it is believed before the Norman Conquest in 1066.

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Tonson Spelling Variations


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Tonson Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Tonson, Townson and others.

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Tonson Early History


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Tonson Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Tonson research. Another 99 words (7 lines of text) covering the years 1473, 1496, 1620, 1656, 1736, 1676, 1650 and 1862 are included under the topic Early Tonson History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Tonson Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Tonson Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 36 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Tonson Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Tonson In Ireland


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Tonson In Ireland



Some of the Tonson family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 105 words (8 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



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Tonson Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • James Tonson settled in New England in 1718

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Contemporary Notables of the name Tonson (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Tonson (post 1700)



  • William Tonson (1775-1848), 2nd Baron Riversdale, Irish peer
  • The Right Reverend Ludlow Tonson DD (1784-1861), 3rd Baron Riversdale, Church of Ireland bishop, Bishop of Killaloe, Kilfenora, Clonfert and Kilmacduagh (1839-1861)
  • Lieutenant-Colonel William Tonson (1724-1787), 1st Baron Riversdale, an Irish landowner, soldier and politician, Member of Parliament for Tuam (1768-1776)

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
    2. Hanks, Hodges, Mills and Room. The Oxford Names Companion. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2002. Print. (ISBN 0-19-860561-7).
    3. Marcharn, Frederick George. A Constitutional History of Modern England 1485 to the Present. London: Harper and Brothers, 1960. Print.
    4. Foster, Joseph. Dictionary of Heraldry Feudal Coats of Arms and Pedigrees. London: Bracken Books, 1989. Print. (ISBN 1-85170-309-8).
    5. Cook, Chris. English Historical Facts 1603-1688. London: MacMillan, 1980. Print.
    6. Bardsley, C.W. A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6).
    7. Bowman, George Ernest. The Mayflower Reader A Selection of Articales from The Mayflower Descendent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    8. 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.
    9. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    10. MacAulay, Thomas Babington. History of England from the Accession of James the Second 4 volumes. New York: Harper and Brothers, 1879. Print.
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    The Tonson Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Tonson 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 11 March 2015 at 09:25.

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