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The name Toval reached England in the great wave of migration following the Norman Conquest of 1066. It is based on the Norman personal name Tofig.

Toval Early Origins



The surname Toval was first found in Norfolk where they held a family seat from early times. "Tovus, otherwise known as Tovi, came to England with the Conqueror, and acquired several manors in Norfolk. The name is found in [the] Domesday [Book] as Tovi or Tovius." [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Lowe, Mark Anthony, Patronymica Britannica, A Dictionary of Family Names of the United Kingdom. London: John Russel Smith, 1860. Print.

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Toval Spelling Variations


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Toval Spelling Variations



The English language only became standardized in the last few centuries. For that reason, spelling variations are common among many Anglo-Norman names. The shape of the English language was frequently changed with the introduction of elements of Norman French, Latin, and other European languages; even the spelling of literate people's names were subsequently modified. Toval has been recorded under many different variations, including Tovey, Tovy and others.

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Toval Early History


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Toval Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Toval research. Another 165 words (12 lines of text) covering the years 106 and 1066 are included under the topic Early Toval History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Toval Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Toval Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Toval Notables 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



To escape the uncertainty of the political and religious uncertainty found in England, many English families boarded ships at great expense to sail for the colonies held by Britain. The passages were expensive, though, and the boats were unsafe, overcrowded, and ridden with disease. Those who were hardy and lucky enough to make the passage intact were rewarded with land, opportunity, and social environment less prone to religious and political persecution. Many of these families went on to be important contributors to the young nations of Canada and the United States where they settled. Tovals were some of the first of the immigrants to arrive in North America:

Toval Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Enrique Toval, who landed in Puerto Rico in 1875 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    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)

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