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Toolly Early Origins



The surname Toolly was first found in Staffordshire where they held a family seat as Lords of the Manor. After the Battle of Hastings in 1066, William, Duke of Normandy, having prevailed over King Harold, granted most of Britain to his many victorious Barons. It was not uncommon to find a Baron, or a Bishop, with 60 or more Lordships scattered throughout the country. These he gave to his sons, nephews and other junior lines of his family and they became known as under-tenants. They adopted the Norman system of surnames which identified the under-tenant with his holdings so as to distinguish him from the senior stem of the family. After many rebellious wars between his Barons, Duke William, commissioned a census of all England to determine in 1086, settling once and for all, who held which land. He called the census the Domesday Book, [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds., Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8)
indicating that those holders registered would hold the land until the end of time. Hence, Richard Toly held a family seat at St.Thomas was descended from the original under-tenant shown in the Domesday census. Later records show Reginald filius Toli branched to Lincolnshire in 1214.

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Toolly Spelling Variations


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Toolly Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Toli, Tooley, Toolly, Tooly, Thole, Tholi, Tulegh, Tuley, Twoley, Tuliegh and many more.

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Toolly Early History


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Toolly Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Toolly research. Another 179 words (13 lines of text) covering the years 1640, 1575 and 1623 are included under the topic Early Toolly History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Toolly Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Toolly Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 31 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Toolly Notables 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:

Toolly Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Edward Toolly, who settled in New Haven, Connecticut in 1665
  • Edward Toolly, who arrived in New Haven, Connecticut in 1665 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)

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