England in the great wave of migration following the Norman Conquest of 1066. The Toughton family lived in Sussex having derived from the Old English words toft, meaning cluster of trees or bushes, and tun, meaning enclosure or settlement.
Early Origins of the Toughton family
Sussex where they held a family seat as Lords of the Manor. The name was originally De Toketon and the first of the name is recorded as Elphgege de Toketon about the year 1160. Sir Lewis de Tufton was a Commander of the Army at Cresci. The family moved from Sussex to Kent and acquired lands in Rainham which was known as Tuftons. "The church [of Hothfield, Kent] is an ancient edifice, containing some old and costly monuments to the Tufton family." CITATION[CLOSE]
Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
Early History of the Toughton family
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Toughton Spelling Variations
Spelling variations were common, even among the names of the most literate people. Known variations of the Toughton family name include Tufton, Toughton, Tuffton, Tofton and others.
Early Notables of the Toughton family (pre 1700)
Baronet (1584-1659), an English politician, Member of Parliament for Maidstone (1640-1648); John Tufton, 2nd Earl of Thanet (1608-1664), an English nobleman and supporter of...
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Migration of the Toughton family to the New World and Oceana
To escape the political and religious chaos of this era, thousands of English families began to migrate to the New World in search of land and freedom from religious and political persecution. The passage was expensive and the ships were dark, crowded, and unsafe; however, those who made the voyage safely were encountered opportunities that were not available to them in their homeland. Many of the families that reached the New World at this time went on to make important contributions to the emerging nations of the United States and Canada. Research into various historical records has revealed some of first members of the Toughton family to immigrate North America: Richard Tuftin who settled in Nevis in 1660; Symon Tufton landed in North America in 1659.
The Toughton 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: Ales volat propriis
Motto Translation: The bird flies to its kind.
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