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The earliest origins of the name Toogood date back to the time of the Anglo-Saxons. The name 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.

Toogood Early Origins



The surname Toogood was first found in Hertfordshire where they were descended from Turgod, "a Domesday [Book] baptismal appellation" [1]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.

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Toogood Spelling Variations


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Toogood Spelling Variations



Until quite recently, the English language has lacked a definite system of spelling rules. Consequently, Anglo-Saxon surnames are characterized by a multitude of spelling variations. Changes in Anglo-Saxon names were influenced by the evolution of the English language, as it incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other languages. Although Medieval scribes and church officials recorded names as they sounded, so it is common to find one person referred to by several different spellings of his surname, even the most literate people varied the spelling of their own names. Variations of the name Toogood include Thoroughgood, Throwgrood, Thorowgood, Thorogood, Toogood and many more.

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Toogood Early History


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Toogood Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Toogood research. Another 127 words (9 lines of text) covering the years 1595, 1683, 1667 and 1683 are included under the topic Early Toogood History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Toogood Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Toogood Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 22 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Toogood Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration



Searching for a better life, many English families migrated to British colonies. Unfortunately, the majority of them traveled under extremely harsh conditions: overcrowding on the ships caused the majority of the immigrants to arrive diseased, famished, and destitute from the long journey across the ocean. For those families that arrived safely, modest prosperity was attainable, and many went on to make invaluable contributions to the development of the cultures of the new colonies. Research into the origins of individual families in North America revealed records of the immigration of a number of people bearing the name Toogood or a variant listed above:

Toogood Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Mary Toogood, who arrived in Maryland in 1649
  • Joseph Toogood, who landed in Virginia in 1654
  • Edward Toogood, who arrived in Virginia in 1656
  • Ja Toogood, who landed in Virginia in 1657

Toogood Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • William Toogood, who arrived in New England in 1715

Toogood Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • James Toogood, who arrived in New York in 1832
  • Sarah Toogood, aged 35, who emigrated to the United States, in 1895
  • Edward Toogood, aged 20, who landed in America from Bournemth, in 1897

Toogood Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Albert Toogood, aged 40, who settled in America from London, in 1905
  • Albert James Toogood, aged 25, who emigrated to the United States from Brighton, England, in 1907
  • Edith Toogood, aged 25, who settled in America from Cleethorpe, England, in 1907
  • Philip Toogood, aged 0, who settled in America from Cleethorpe, England, in 1907
  • Johanna Toogood, aged 23, who settled in America from Brighton, England, in 1908
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Toogood Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • Samuel Toogood, who landed in Nova Scotia in 1760

Toogood Settlers in Canada in the 20th Century

  • Thomas F. Toogood, aged 52, who settled in Alberta, Canada, in 1920

Toogood Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Joseph Toogood, English convict from Somerset, who was transported aboard the "Argyle" on March 5th, 1831, settling in Van Diemen's Land, Australia [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2015, January 8) Argyle voyage to Van Diemen's Land, Australia in 1831 with 251 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/argyle/1831

Toogood Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • George Toogood, aged 34, arrived in Hawkes Bay aboard the ship "Queen of the North" in 1874
  • Catherine Toogood, aged 28, arrived in Hawkes Bay aboard the ship "Queen of the North" in 1874
  • Ann Toogood, aged 1, arrived in Hawkes Bay aboard the ship "Queen of the North" in 1874

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Contemporary Notables of the name Toogood (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Toogood (post 1700)



  • David J. Toogood, United States Antarctic Research Program geologist at McMurdo Station, eponym of Mount Toogood, Antarctica
  • Charles Wayne "Charlie" Toogood (1927-1997), American NFL football defensive lineman
  • Giles John Toogood (b. 1961), English former cricketer
  • Jonathan Charles Toogood (b. 1971), New Zealand lead vocalist and guitarist of the New Zealand rock band Shihad
  • Selwyn Featherston Toogood QSO (1916-2001), New Zealand radio and television personality

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Toogood Historic Events


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Toogood Historic Events




HMS Hood

  • Mr. Leslie B Toogood (b. 1919), English Marine serving for the Royal Marine from Woodstone, Peterborough, England, who sailed into battle on the HMS Hood and died on 24th May 1941 in the sinking

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Citations



  1. ^ Lowe, Mark Anthony, Patronymica Britannica, A Dictionary of Family Names of the United Kingdom. London: John Russel Smith, 1860. Print.
  2. ^ State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2015, January 8) Argyle voyage to Van Diemen's Land, Australia in 1831 with 251 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/argyle/1831

Other References

  1. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
  2. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  3. Humble, Richard. The Fall of Saxon England. New York: Barnes and Noble, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-88029-987-8).
  4. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
  5. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
  6. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
  7. Marcharn, Frederick George. A Constitutional History of Modern England 1485 to the Present. London: Harper and Brothers, 1960. Print.
  8. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
  9. Ingram, Rev. James. Translator Anglo-Saxon Chronicle 1823. Print.
  10. Thirsk, Joan. The Agrarian History of England and Wales. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press: 7 Volumes. Print.
  11. ...

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