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Multiple Origins for the Surname Toone


English


The surname Toone 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."

Toone Early Origins



The surname Toone 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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Toone Spelling Variations


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Toone Spelling Variations



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

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Toone Early History


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Toone Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Toone 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 Toone History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Toone Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Toone 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 Toone 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:

Toone Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • John Toone, aged 21, a labourer, who arrived in South Australia in 1854 aboard the ship "Fortune" [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    South Australian Register Thursday 8th June 1854. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) Fortune 1854. Retrieved http://www.theshipslist.com/ships/australia/fortune1854.shtml.

Toone Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Selina Toone, aged 21, a servant, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Dorette" in 1874

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Contemporary Notables of the name Toone (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Toone (post 1700)



  • Geoffrey Toone (1910-2005), Irish-born English character actor
  • Eric J Toone, physical organic chemist working at Duke University in South Carolina

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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ South Australian Register Thursday 8th June 1854. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) Fortune 1854. Retrieved http://www.theshipslist.com/ships/australia/fortune1854.shtml.

Other References

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  4. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
  5. Reaney P.H and R.M. Wilson. A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X).
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  7. Bowman, George Ernest. The Mayflower Reader A Selection of Articales from The Mayflower Descendent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  8. Sanders, Joanne McRee Edition. English Settlers in Barbados 1637-1800. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  9. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
  10. Bardsley, C.W. A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6).
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The Toone Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Toone 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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