Toogod is an ancient Anglo-Saxon
name that is derived from the baptismal name Thurgod,
an ancient font name. After the Norman Conquest
, the Old English naming system gradually dissolved. Old English names became less common and were replaced by popular continental European names. The earliest surnames in England
were found shortly after the Norman Conquest
and are of Norman French rather than native English origins.
Early Origins of the Toogod family
The surname Toogod was first found in Hertfordshire
where they were descended from Turgod, "a Domesday [Book] baptismal appellation" CITATION[CLOSE]
Lowe, Mark Anthony, Patronymica Britannica, A Dictionary of Family Names of the United Kingdom. London: John Russel Smith, 1860. Print.
and the name has often been confounded with Toogood.
Early History of the Toogod family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Toogod research.Another 64 words (5 lines of text) covering the years 1595, 1683, 1667, 1683, 1700, 1792, 1715, 1669, 1647 and 1660 are included under the topic Early Toogod History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Toogod Spelling Variations
Toogod has been spelled many different ways. Before English spelling became standardized over the last few hundred
years, spelling variations
in names were a common occurrence. As the English language changed in the Middle Ages, absorbing pieces of Latin and French, as well as other languages, the spelling of people's names also changed considerably, even over a single lifetime. Many variations of the name Toogod have been found, including Thoroughgood, Throwgrood, Thorowgood, Thorogood, Toogood and many more.
Early Notables of the Toogod family (pre 1700)
Notables of this surname at this time include: Sir John Thorowgood; and Richard Towgood (1595?-1683), an English Royalist clerygman, Dean of Bristol (1667-1683.)
Michaijah Towgood (1700-1792), was an English dissenting minister, born at Axminster, Devonshire, and was the second son of Michaijah... Another 40 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Toogod Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Toogod family to the New World and Oceana
In an attempt to escape the chaos experienced in England
, many English families boarded overcrowded and diseased ships sailing for the shores of North America and other British colonies. Those families hardy enough, and lucky enough, to make the passage intact were rewarded with land and a social environment less prone to religious and political persecution. Many of these families became important contributors to the young colonies in which they settled. Early immigration and passenger lists have documented some of the first Toogods to arrive on North American shores: Richard Throughtgood settled in Virginia in 1630; Dan Thoroughgood settled in Virginia in 1635; along with Sara and Thomas, followed by Mary in 1638; and Elin in 1651.
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- ^ Lowe, Mark Anthony, Patronymica Britannica, A Dictionary of Family Names of the United Kingdom. London: John Russel Smith, 1860. Print.