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Tonson History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms



Early Origins of the Tonson family


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.

Early History of the Tonson family


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.

Tonson Spelling Variations


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

Early Notables of the Tonson family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the Tonson family to 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.

Migration of the Tonson family to the New World and Oceana


Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Tonson Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • James Tonson, who settled in New England in 1718

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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