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Early Origins of the Totehil family

The surname Totehil was first found in various counties throughout Britain. "This surname is derived from a geographical locality. 'of Totehill,' i.e. the look-out hill. Many spots are so called in all parts of England. A hill with a good outlook against an enemy's approach. " 1 2

Today Tothill is a parish, in the union of Louth, Marsh division of the hundred of Calceworth, parts of Lindsey, in Lincolnshire. "This place is said to take its name from a very high round hill in the parish, called Toote Hill. " 3

The Hundredorum Rolls of 1273 listed: Custance Totel in Cambridgeshire, 1273; and Roger Tothull in Oxfordshire at that time. Later the Yorkshire Poll Tax Rolls of 1379 listed: Johannes de Totehill; Willelmus de Totehill; Johannes de Tutill; Agnes filius Thome de Totehil; and John de Totehill. 1

But we must look to Warwickshire for the earliest record of the family. For it is there that Gilbert de Totehille was listed as a Knights Templar in 1185. 4

Early History of the Totehil family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Totehil research. Another 63 words (4 lines of text) covering the years 1553, 1594, 1649, 1671, 1688, 1693, 1697, 1737, 1739, 1742 and 1743 are included under the topic Early Totehil History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Totehil Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Toothill, Totehill, Tottehull, Toutehill and others.

Early Notables of the Totehil family

Notables of this surname at this time include: Hugh Tootell (1671-1743), an English Catholic historian who commonly used the pseudonym Charles Dodd. Born in Lancashire, he was educated at the English College, Douay (1688-1693), and at St Gregory's Seminary, Paris (1693-1697.) After many years of hard work, he completed the "Church History" in three folio volumes published in 1737, 1739, and 1742 at...
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Ireland Migration of the Totehil family to Ireland

Some of the Totehil family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. More information about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Migration of the Totehil family

Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Mrs Tothill and her husband settled in Barbados in 1680 with a child and servant; Alfred Tothill arrived in Philadelphia in 1685; Waring Tothill arrived in Philadelphia in 1855.

  1. Bardsley, C.W, A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6)
  2. Smith, Eldson Coles, New Dictionary of American Family Names New York: Harper & Row, 1956. Print
  3. Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
  4. Reaney, P.H and R.M. Wilson, A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X) on Facebook