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Tosh History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms



The Tosh surname comes from the Anglicized form of the Gaelic name, Mac an Toisich. Tosh is a patronymic surname, which belongs to the category of hereditary surnames. Many patronymic surnames were formed by adopting the given name of an ancestor of the bearer, while others came from popular religious names, and from the names of secular heroes. The surname Tosh comes from the Gaelic name Mac an Toisich, which means "son of the chief, leader, or thane." Members of this distinguished Pictish family were originally found in Moray.

Early Origins of the Tosh family


The surname Tosh was first found in Moray (part of the modern region of Grampian). The Tosh family is said to descend from Seach MacDuff, who was awarded the lands of Petty and Breachley in Inverness-shire and was appointed Constable of Inverness Castle for his support of King Malcolm IV in the suppression of a rebellion in Morayshire in 1160. A son of Seach then assumed the name "Mac-an-Toisch," and thus began the Clan MacIntosh.

Early History of the Tosh family


This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Tosh research.
Another 479 words (34 lines of text) covering the years 1263, 1314, 1336, 1396, 1411, 1594, 1704, 1715, 1745, 1746, and 1833 are included under the topic Early Tosh History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Tosh Spelling Variations


Prior to the invention of the printing press in the last hundred years, documents were basically unique. Names were written according to sound, and often appeared differently each time they were recorded. Spelling variations of the name Tosh include Kyntosh, Intosh, Intoch, Toshe, Tosh, McKyntosh, McKintosh, McKintoisch, McKintoch, McIntosh, McComtosh, McKintowse, McIntosh, MacKyntosh, MacIntoch, MacIntosh, McIntoch, Mackintowse, MacKintosh and many more.

Early Notables of the Tosh family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the Tosh family to Ireland


Some of the Tosh family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
Another 112 words (8 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Migration of the Tosh family to the New World and Oceana


The freedom of the North American colonies was enticing, and many Scots left to make the great crossing. It was a long and hard journey, but its reward was a place where there was more land than people and tolerance was far easier to come by. Many of these people came together to fight for a new nation in the American War of Independence, while others remained loyal to the old order as United Empire Loyalists. The ancestors of Scots in North America have recovered much of this heritage in the 20th century through Clan societies and other such organizations. A search of immigration and passenger lists revealed many important and early immigrants to North America bearing the name of Tosh:

Tosh Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • William Tosh, who landed in New England in 1652 [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)

Tosh Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Allen Tosh, who arrived in New York, NY in 1812 [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)

Tosh Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Jean Tosh, Scottish convict from Perth, who was transported aboard the "Arab" on December 14, 1835, settling in Van Diemen's Land, Australia [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2015, January 8) Arab voyage to Van Diemen's Land, Australia in 1835 with 132 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/arab/1835

Contemporary Notables of the name Tosh (post 1700)


  • Daniel Dwight Tosh (b. 1975), American stand-up comedian and television host
  • Murray Tosh (b. 1950), Scottish Conservative & Unionist politician, Member of the Scottish Parliament for West of Scotland (2003-2007)
  • George Tosh (1813-1900), Scottish engineer and metallurgist who pioneered the use of steel in steam locomotives, the 2nd Locomotive Superintendent of the Maryport and Carlisle Railway (M&CR), between 1854 and 1870
  • Stuart Tosh (b. 1951), born Stuart MacIntosh, a Scottish drummer, songwriter and vocalist, known for his work with Pilot, The Alan Parsons Project, 10cc and Camel
  • Steven William "Steve" Tosh (b. 1973), professional Scottish association footballer
  • Paul Tosh (1973-2009), Scottish association football player
  • John A. Tosh, British historian and Professor of History at Roehampton University
  • Andrew Tosh (b. 1967), born Carlos Andrew McIntosh, Jamaican reggae singer, the son of Peter Tosh
  • Peter Tosh OM (1944-1987), born Winston Hubert McIntosh, a Jamaican reggae musician, one of the core members of the band The Wailers (1963-1974)
  • Donald Tosh, British BC screenwriter during the 1960s, bets known for his work on Doctor Who in 1965

The Tosh Motto


The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.

Motto: Touch not the cat bot a glove
Motto Translation: Don't touch the cat without a glove.


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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)
  2. ^ State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2015, January 8) Arab voyage to Van Diemen's Land, Australia in 1835 with 132 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/arab/1835

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