England by the wave of emigration that was started by the Norman Conquest of 1066. It comes from the Norman personal name Tofig.
Early Origins of the Toovey family
Norfolk where they held a family seat from early times. "Tovus, otherwise known as Tovi, came to England with the Conqueror, and acquired several manors in Norfolk. The name is found in [the] Domesday [Book] as Tovi or Tovius." CITATION[CLOSE]
Lowe, Mark Anthony, Patronymica Britannica, A Dictionary of Family Names of the United Kingdom. London: John Russel Smith, 1860. Print.
Early History of the Toovey family
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Toovey Spelling Variations
Spelling variations in names were a common occurrence in the eras before English spelling was standardized a few hundred years ago. In the Middle Ages, even the literate regularly changed the spellings of their names as the English language incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other European languages. Many variations of the name Toovey have been found, including Tovey, Tovy and others.
Early Notables of the Toovey family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Toovey family to the New World and Oceana
For many English families, the social climate in England was oppressive and lacked opportunity for change. For such families, the shores of Ireland, Australia, and the New World beckoned. They left their homeland at great expense in ships that were overcrowded and full of disease. Many arrived after the long voyage sick, starving, and without a penny. But even those were greeted with greater opportunity than they could have experienced back home. Numerous English settlers who arrived in the United States and Canada at this time went on to make important contributions to the developing cultures of those countries. Many of those families went on to make significant contributions to the rapidly developing colonies in which they settled. Early North American records indicate many people bearing the name Toovey were among those contributors:
Toovey Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
Toovey Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
Toovey Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
Toovey Settlers in Canada in the 20th Century
Contemporary Notables of the name Toovey (post 1700)
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