Totten History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms 

Early Origins of the Totten family

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]

Important Dates for the Totten family

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Totten Spelling Variations

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

Early Notables of the Totten family (pre 1700)

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Migration of the Totten family to Ireland

Some of the Totten family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
Another 280 words (20 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Totten migration to the United States

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 [3]
Totten Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Adam, Christopher, Edward, James, Mathew, Stevens, Thomas, and William Totten, who arrived in Philadelphia between 1824 and 1866
  • John Totten, who landed in Boston, Massachusetts in 1847 [3]
  • E. J. Totten, who arrived in San Francisco in 1850
  • Amanda Totten, aged 24, who settled in America, in 1894
  • J.R. Totten, aged 33, who immigrated to America, in 1895
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)
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 immigrated 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 immigrated to the United States, in 1906
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Totten migration to Canada

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Totten Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century
  • Mr. Daniel Totten U.E. (b. 1751) born in Westchester County, New York, USA from Westchester County, New York, USA who settled in Nova Scotia c. 1784 he served as Scout in DeLancey's Refugees, married to Hannay Taylor having 6 children, he died in 1823 at Folly Mountain, Nova Scotia [4]
Totten Settlers in Canada in the 20th Century
  • Kate Nile Totten, aged 67, who immigrated to Toronto, Canada, in 1914

Contemporary Notables of the name Totten (post 1700)

  • 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
  • Mrs. Judith Margaret Totten M.B.E.,, British Managing Director of ‘Upstream Working Capital Ltd’, was appointed Member of the Order of the British Empire on 8th June 2018, for services to Economic Development in Northern Ireland [5]
  • Mr. Philip Mark Totten O.B.E.,, British Colonel for the Royal Marines, was appointed Officer of the Order of the British Empire on 29th December 2018 [6]
  • ... (Another 3 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Historic Events for the Totten family

Halifax Explosion
  • Mr. Fred L.  Totten (1894-1917), Canadian resident from Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada who died in the explosion [7]

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Citations

  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)
  3. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  4. ^ Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X
  5. ^ "Birthday and New Year Honours Lists (1940 to 2019)." Issue 62310, 4 July 2019 | London Gazette, The Gazette, June 2018, https://www.thegazette.co.uk/London/issue/62310/supplement/B1
  6. ^ "Birthday and New Year Honours Lists (1940 to 2019)." Issue 62507, 28 December 2018 | London Gazette, The Gazette, Dec. 2018, www.thegazette.co.uk/honours-lists
  7. ^ Halifax Explosion Book of Remembrance | Maritime Museum of the Atlantic. (Retrieved 2014, June 23) . Retrieved from https://maritimemuseum.novascotia.ca/what-see-do/halifax-explosion/halifax-explosion-book-remembrance
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