Early Origins of the Tote family
The surname Tote was first found in Staffordshire
where they held a family seat
, some say, before the Norman Conquest
in 1066 A.D. Conjecturally, they are descended from one of the earliest records of a formal name when a grant was made by Wulfhere, King of the Mercians in 674. Included as his witnesses to the grant was Bishop Totta, the second most senior ecclesiastic in his kingdom. Evidence of the age of this surname is endorsed by the absolute simplicity of the Coat of Arms of the family.
Early History of the Tote family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Tote research.Another 206 words (15 lines of text) covering the years 1627, 1837, 1707 and 1555 are included under the topic Early Tote History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Tote Spelling Variations
of this family name include: Tottie, Totty, Toty, Totie, Totye, Totta, Tottye and others.
Early Notables of the Tote family (pre 1700)
Distinguished members of the family include Elizabeth Tottie of Eccleshall; and James Tutty (or Tuttey) of Brenchley, Kent
. He was one of the English Protestant martyrs, better known as one... Another 30 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Tote Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Tote family to Ireland
Some of the Tote family moved to Ireland
, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.Another 78 words (6 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 Tote family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Frances Totty who settled in Maryland in 1723; John Totty settled in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1866.