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The name Tovey was brought to England by the Normans when they conquered the country in 1066. It comes from the Norman personal name Tofig.

Tovey Early Origins



The surname Tovey 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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Tovey Spelling Variations


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Tovey Spelling Variations



Before the advent of the printing press and the first dictionaries, the English language was not standardized. Sound was what guided spelling in the Middle Ages, so one person's name was often recorded under several variations during a single lifetime. Spelling variations were common, even among the names of the most literate people. Known variations of the Tovey family name include Tovey, Tovy and others.

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Tovey Early History


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Tovey Early History



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

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Tovey Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Tovey Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Tovey 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 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 Tovey family to immigrate North America:

Tovey Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Nathanial and John Tovey, who settled in Virginia in 1663
  • Henry Tovey, who arrived in Maryland in 1666-1680 [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)
  • Thomas Tovey, who arrived in Maryland in 1670 [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)
  • Nicholas Tovey, who arrived in Maryland in 1675 [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)
  • Samuel Tovey, who landed in Maryland in 1675 [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)
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Tovey Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • John Tovey, aged 28, a miner, who arrived in South Australia in 1857 aboard the ship "Henry Moore"

Tovey Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Ann Tovey, who arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Tyne" in 1841
  • William Tovey, who arrived in Nelson aboard the ship "John Masterman" in 1857
  • C. Tovey, who arrived in Nelson aboard the ship "John Masterman" in 1857
  • Robert Tovey, aged 23, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Dorette" in 1874
  • Eliza Tovey, aged 15, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Bebington" in 1876

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Contemporary Notables of the name Tovey (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Tovey (post 1700)



  • Roberta Tovey (b. 1953), English actress
  • Bramwell Tovey (b. 1953), English conductor and composer
  • Eric Henry Edward Tovey (1929-2016), known professionally as Lord Littlebrook, a British midget wrestler
  • Sir Brian John Maynard Tovey KCMG (1926-2015), British intelligence analyst, Director of GCHQ (1978-1983)
  • Noel Tovey (b. 1934), Australian actor
  • John Cronyn Tovey (1885-1971), 1st Baron Tovey, British admiral
  • Jessica Tovey, Australian actress
  • Sir Donald Francis Tovey (1873-1940), British musical analyst, musicologist, writer on music, composer and pianist

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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ Lowe, Mark Anthony, Patronymica Britannica, A Dictionary of Family Names of the United Kingdom. London: John Russel Smith, 1860. Print.
  2. ^ 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)

Other References

  1. Marcharn, Frederick George. A Constitutional History of Modern England 1485 to the Present. London: Harper and Brothers, 1960. Print.
  2. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
  3. Sanders, Joanne McRee Edition. English Settlers in Barbados 1637-1800. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  4. Hanks, Hodges, Mills and Room. The Oxford Names Companion. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2002. Print. (ISBN 0-19-860561-7).
  5. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
  6. Bowman, George Ernest. The Mayflower Reader A Selection of Articales from The Mayflower Descendent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  7. Hinde, Thomas Ed. The Domesday Book England's Heritage Then and Now. Surrey: Colour Library Books, 1995. Print. (ISBN 1-85833-440-3).
  8. Bede, The Venerable. Historia Ecclesiatica Gentis Anglorum (The Ecclesiastical History Of the English People). Available through Internet Medieval Sourcebook the Fordham University Centre for Medieval Studies. Print.
  9. Weis, Frederick Lewis, Walter Lee Sheppard and David Faris. Ancestral Roots of Sixty Colonists Who Came to New England Between 1623 and 1650 7th Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0806313676).
  10. Foster, Joseph. Dictionary of Heraldry Feudal Coats of Arms and Pedigrees. London: Bracken Books, 1989. Print. (ISBN 1-85170-309-8).
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The Tovey Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Tovey 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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