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Multiple Origins for the Surname Toon


English


The surname Toon is of Anglo-Saxon origin. It is derived from the Old English "tun," which originally meant "fence" or "enclosure," but soon came to mean "enclosure round a house," "homestead," "village," or "town." The name was originally preceded by a preposition, and referred to "one who lived in or at the village or town."

Toon Early Origins



The surname Toon was first found in Suffolk. The written history of the name dates back as far as 1095, when Wistric Oftun was recorded in the records of the abbey at Bury St. Edmunds. Variations on the surname, such as Abothetoune, atte Tun, and Douninthetune, could also be found in this region at an early date.

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Toon Spelling Variations


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Toon Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Town, Tune, Toune, Towne, Townes, Towns, Tone, Toon and many more.

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Toon Early History


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Toon Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Toon research. Another 217 words (16 lines of text) covering the years 1095, 1275, 1327, 1524, 1583, 1650, 1739, 1816, 1621, 1692, 1640 and 1692 are included under the topic Early Toon History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Toon Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Toon Early Notables (pre 1700)



Notables of the family at this time include John Towne (c.1583), a British actor, Robert Towne (c.1650), a religious writer, and Francis Towne (1739-1816), a well-known British watercolor painter of landscapes. Rebecca Towne Nurse (or Nourse) (1621-1692) (née Towne)...

Another 39 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Toon 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:

Toon Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Antoni Toon, aged 26, who landed in New York in 1849 [1]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)
  • Edward Toon, who was naturalized in Philadelphia in 1868

Toon Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Arthur Toon, aged 9, who settled in America from Kidderminster, England, in 1911
  • Charles Toon, aged 17, who emigrated to the United States from Kidderminster, England, in 1911
  • Elise Toon, aged 19, who landed in America from Kidderminster, England, in 1911
  • Catherine Toon, aged 28, who landed in America from Dalbeathe, Scotland, in 1914
  • Catherine Toon, aged 28, who emigrated to America from Wegan, England, in 1914
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Toon Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • Moses Toon, who arrived in Nova Scotia in 1749

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Contemporary Notables of the name Toon (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Toon (post 1700)



  • Nicholas Adam "Nick" Toon (b. 1988), American football wide receiver, son of Al Toon
  • Albert Lee "Al" Toon Jr. (b. 1963), American former NFL football player who played for the New York Jets (1985–1992), three-time Pro Bowl wide receiver
  • Thomas Fentress Toon (1840-1902), American brigadier general in the Confederate States Army during the American Civil War
  • Owen Brian Toon (b. 1947), American professor of atmospheric and oceanic sciences, Fellow of the American Meteorological Society in 1990 and Fellow of the American Geophysical Union in 1992
  • Malcolm Toon (1916-2009), American diplomat, U.S. Ambassador to Czechoslovakia (1969-1971), Yugoslavia in 1971, Israel (1975-1976) and the Soviet Union (1976-1979)
  • James Harry Cecil Toon (1916-1987), English cricketer who played for Northamptonshire
  • Joseph Toon (1879-1950), English cricketer who played for Leicestershire (1902-1909)
  • Peter Toon (1939-2009), English priest and theologian and an international advocate of traditional Anglicanism
  • Paige Toon (b. 1975), Australian-born, author and freelance journalist
  • Maurice Toon, New Zealand silver medalist Paralympic boccia player at the 2004 Paralympic Games
  • ... (Another 1 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Toon Family Crest Products


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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ 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)

Other References

  1. Markale, J. Celtic Civilization. London: Gordon & Cremonesi, 1976. Print.
  2. Humble, Richard. The Fall of Saxon England. New York: Barnes and Noble, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-88029-987-8).
  3. Innes, Thomas and Learney. The Tartans of the Clans and Families of Scotland 1st Edition. Edinburgh: W & A. K. Johnston Limited, 1938. Print.
  4. Bullock, L.G. Historical Map of England and Wales. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1971. Print.
  5. 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.
  6. Hanks, Hodges, Mills and Room. The Oxford Names Companion. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2002. Print. (ISBN 0-19-860561-7).
  7. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
  8. Bardsley, C.W. A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6).
  9. Hitching, F.K and S. Hitching. References to English Surnames in 1601-1602. Walton On Thames: 1910. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0181-3).
  10. Ingram, Rev. James. Translator Anglo-Saxon Chronicle 1823. Print.
  11. ...

The Toon Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Toon 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.

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