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The Totle surname comes from the Old Norse personal name "■orkell," made up of the elements "■ˇrr," or "Thor," name of the Scandinavian god of thunder and "ketill," meaning "a cauldron." In northern England, the name came directly via Scandinavian settlers, whereas in the South this name arrived with the Normans. Alternatively, the name could have been derived from the Old English expression "tot-hyll" as in "dweller by the look-out hill." [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Reaney, P.H and R.M. Wilson, A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X)
"Many spots are so called in all parts of England. A hill with a good outlook against an enemy's approach." [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
Bardsley, C.W, A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6)


Totle Early Origins



The surname Totle was first found in either Toot Hill, Essex; or Tothill, Lincolnshire and Middlesex; or at Tootle Height, Lancashire. The earliest record of the name was Giolber de Totehille, who was listed as a Knight Templar in 1185. [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Reaney, P.H and R.M. Wilson, A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X)
The Hundredorum Rolls of 1273 list: Custance Totel in Cambridgeshire, 1273; and Roger Tothull in Oxfordshire. Later the Yorkshire Poll Tax Rolls list: Johannes de Totehill; Willelmus de Totehill; Johannes de Tutill; Agnes filius Thome de Totehil; and John de Totehill. [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
Bardsley, C.W, A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6)

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Totle Early History


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Totle Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Totle research. Another 197 words (14 lines of text) covering the years 1587, 1693, 1649 and are included under the topic Early Totle History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Totle Spelling Variations


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Totle Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Turtle, Tuttle, Tuttall, Tuttell, Tuthill, Tottle, Tottehull, Tootell, Tuthall, Tothill, Toothill, Toutehill and many more.

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Totle Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Totle Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 42 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Totle Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Totle In Ireland


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Totle In Ireland



Some of the Totle family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 159 words (11 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration



Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: George Tuthill who settled in Barbados in 1680 with his wife and servants; Henry Tuthill and his wife settled in Boston Massachusetts in 1637; John Tuthill settled in Long Island in 1630.

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Totle Historic Events


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Totle Historic Events




HMS Prince of Wales

  • Mr. Totle, British Able Seaman, who sailed into battle on the HMS Prince of Wales and survived the sinking [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    HMS Prince of Wales Crew members. (Retrieved 2014, April 9) . Retrieved from http://www.forcez-survivors.org.uk/biographies/listprincecrew.html

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