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Tottenham Early Origins



The surname Tottenham 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]CITATION[CLOSE]
Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
Literally the place name means "homestead or village of a man called Totta," from the Old English personal name + "ham." [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)

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Tottenham Spelling Variations


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Tottenham Spelling Variations



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

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Tottenham Early History


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Tottenham Early History



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

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Tottenham Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Tottenham Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Tottenham Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Tottenham In Ireland


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Tottenham In Ireland



Some of the Tottenham 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 and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Tottenham Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Bridget Tottenham, who arrived in Maryland in 1673
  • William Tottenham, who landed in Maryland in 1673

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Contemporary Notables of the name Tottenham (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Tottenham (post 1700)



  • Arthur Loftus Tottenham (1838-1887), Irish landowner who held over 14,000 acres, the 4th largest estate at the time, and Conservative politician in the House of Commons (1880 to 1887)
  • Admiral Sir Francis Loftus Tottenham KCB CBE (1880-1967), Royal Navy officer, Commander-in-Chief, Africa Station
  • Robert Ponsonby Tottenham (1773-1850), Irish Anglican Bishop, Bishop of Killaloe and Kilfenora, Bishop of Ferns and Leighlin, Bishop of Clogher
  • Charles Tottenham (1743-1823), Irish Member of Parliament
  • Charles Tottenham (1694-1758), Irish Member of Parliament, High Sheriff of Wexford
  • Sir John Tottenham, 1st Baronet
  • Charles Tottenham (1716-1795), Irish MP for Fethard, New Ross, Bannow and Clonmines

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Motto


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Motto



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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Citations


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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)

Other References

  1. Foster, Joseph. Dictionary of Heraldry Feudal Coats of Arms and Pedigrees. London: Bracken Books, 1989. Print. (ISBN 1-85170-309-8).
  2. Papworth, J.W and A.W Morant. Ordinary of British Armorials. London: T.Richards, 1874. Print.
  3. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
  4. MacAulay, Thomas Babington. History of England from the Accession of James the Second 4 volumes. New York: Harper and Brothers, 1879. Print.
  5. Mills, A.D. Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4).
  6. Shaw, William A. Knights of England A Complete Record from the Earliest Time to the Present Day of the Knights of all the Orders of Chivalry in England, Scotland, Ireland and Knights Bachelors 2 Volumes. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print. (ISBN 080630443X).
  7. Virkus, Frederick A. Ed. Immigrant Ancestors A List of 2,500 Immigrants to America Before 1750. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1964. Print.
  8. Leeson, Francis L. Dictionary of British Peerages. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1121-5).
  9. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
  10. Fairbairn. Fairbain's book of Crests of the Families of Great Britain and Ireland, 4th Edition 2 volumes in one. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1968. Print.
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The Tottenham Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Tottenham 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.

This page was last modified on 26 February 2016 at 11:11.

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