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The surname Totten was first found in Middlesex, where they were Lords of the manor of Tottenham in that shire from ancient times. "This place, written in Domesday Book Toteham, and now sometimes called Tottenham High Cross, is a genteel village, consisting chiefly of one long street formed by houses irregularly arranged, on the road from London to Cambridge." [1] Literally the place name means "homestead or village of a man called Totta," from the Old English personal name + "ham." [2]

Spelling variations of this family name include: Totten, Totton, Todden, Todenham, Tottenham and others.


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This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Totten research. Another 141 words (10 lines of text) covering the years 1959 and are included under the topic Early Totten History in all our PDF Extended History products.

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Some of the Totten family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 253 words (18 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products.

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Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Totten Settlers in United States in the 18th Century


  • Edward Totten, who arrived in America in 1782

Totten Settlers in United States in the 19th Century


  • Adam, Christopher, Edward, James, Mathew, Stevens, Thomas, and William Totten arrived in Philadelphia between 1824 and 1866
  • John Totten, who landed in Boston, Massachusetts in 1847
  • E. J. Totten arrived in San Francisco in 1850
  • Amanda Totten, aged 24, who settled in America, in 1894
  • J.R. Totten, aged 33, who emigrated to America, in 1895


Totten Settlers in United States in the 20th Century


  • Edward A. Totten, aged 30, who landed in America, in 1903
  • Miss M. E. Totten, aged 25, who landed in America, in 1903
  • Margaret Totten, aged 60, who emigrated to the United States from Londonderry, in 1904
  • Samuel Totten, aged 21, who landed in America from Armagh, in 1906
  • Geo. O. Totten, aged 39, who emigrated to the United States, in 1906


Totten Settlers in Canada in the 20th Century


  • Kate Nile Totten, aged 67, who emigrated to Toronto, Canada, in 1914

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  • George Muirson Totten (1808-1884), American chief construction engineer for the Panama Railway
  • George Oakley Totten Jr. (1866-1939), American architect in Washington D.C
  • Silas Totten (1804-1873), American educator, the second President of the University of Iowa
  • Charles Adelle Lewis Totten (1851-1908), American military officer, professor of military tactics and author
  • James Totten (1818-1871), American general in the Union Army during the American Civil War
  • Robert C. Totten (1937-1995), American television director, writer, and actor who directed twenty-seven Gunsmoke episodes from 1966 to 1971
  • Heath Edward Totten (b. 1978), American Minor League Baseball right-handed pitcher
  • Joseph Gilbert Totten (1788-1864), American Chief Engineer, regent of the Smithsonian Institution and cofounder of the National Academy of Sciences, eponym of Fort Totten, North Dakota
  • Mr. Fred L. Totten (1894-1917), Canadian resident from Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada who died in the Halifax Explosion on 6th December 1917
  • Alex Totten, former Scottish association football player and manager

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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: Ad astra sequor
Motto Translation: I follow to the stars.

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  1. ^ Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
  2. ^ Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)

Other References

  1. Crispin, M. Jackson and Leonce Mary. Falaise Roll Recording Prominent Companions of William Duke of Normandy at the Conquest of England. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  2. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
  3. Marcharn, Frederick George. A Constitutional History of Modern England 1485 to the Present. London: Harper and Brothers, 1960. Print.
  4. Burke, John Bernard Ed. The Roll of Battle Abbey. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  5. Skordas, Guest. Ed. The Early Settlers of Maryland an Index to Names or Immigrants Complied from Records of Land Patents 1633-1680 in the Hall of Records Annapolis, Maryland. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1968. Print.
  6. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
  7. Elster, Robert J. International Who's Who. London: Europa/Routledge. Print.
  8. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
  9. Shirley, Evelyn Philip. Noble and Gentle Men of England Or Notes Touching The Arms and Descendants of the Ancient Knightley and Gentle Houses of England Arranged in their Respective Counties 3rd Edition. Westminster: John Bowyer Nichols and Sons, 1866. Print.
  10. Dunkling, Leslie. Dictionary of Surnames. Toronto: Collins, 1998. Print. (ISBN 0004720598).
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The Totten Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Totten Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

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