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Toshack History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms



The name Toshack was first used by the ancient Strathclyde-Briton people of the Scottish/English Borderlands. The first Toshack to use this name no doubt lived in Perthshire.


Early Origins of the Toshack family


The surname Toshack was first found in Perthshire (Gaelic: Siorrachd Pheairt) former county in the present day Council Area of Perth and Kinross, located in central Scotland, where they held a family seat from very ancient times. The name is from an ancient Runic inscribed stone 'Tovisaci' which in Welsh is "Tywysog," which means Chief or Leader.

Early History of the Toshack family


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Toshack Spelling Variations


Scribes in Medieval Scotland spelled names by sound rather than any set of rules, so an enormous number of spelling variations exist in names of that era. Toshack has been spelled Toshach,Toshack and others.

Early Notables of the Toshack family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the Toshack family to the New World and Oceana


The number of Strathclyde Clan families sailing for North America increased steadily as the persecution continued. In the colonies, they could find not only freedom from the iron hand of the English government, but land to settle on. The American War of Independence allowed many of these settlers to prove their independence, while some chose to go to Canada as United Empire Loyalists. Scots played essential roles in the forging of both great nations. Among them:

Toshack Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • John Toshack, who settled in Virginia in 1660

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