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Towle History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms



The Towle surname is a patronymic created from the Old English name Toll.

Early Origins of the Towle family


The surname Towle was first found in Cumberland, where they held a family seat from ancient times, some say well before the Norman Conquest in 1066 A.D.

Early History of the Towle family


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Towle Spelling Variations


Spelling variations of this family name include: Tolson, Tollson, Tolsen and others.

Early Notables of the Towle family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the Towle family to the New World and Oceana


Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Towle Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Roger Towle, who landed in Maryland in 1671 [1]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)
  • Elizabeth Towle, who arrived in Maryland in 1680 [1]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)

Towle Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Thomas Towle, who landed in Charleston, South Carolina in 1808 [1]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)
  • Sam F Towle, who arrived in San Francisco, California in 1850 [1]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)
  • C. Towle, aged 56, who emigrated to the United States from Glasgow, Scotland, in 1893
  • Katherine Towle, aged 22, who emigrated to the United States, in 1896
  • Amy M. Towle, aged 25, who landed in America from Liverpool, in 1897

Towle Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Loren Delbert Towle, who settled in America, in 1903
  • Mrs. Towle, who settled in America, in 1903
  • George Towle, aged 40, who landed in America from Liverpool, in 1904
  • Jacob Towle, aged 18, who landed in America from Swansea, England, in 1904
  • David Towle, aged 28, who landed in America from Swansea, England, in 1904
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Contemporary Notables of the name Towle (post 1700)


  • Thomas Towle (1887-1983), American aircraft designer in charge of developing the Ford Trimotor
  • Colonel Katherine Amelia Towle (1898-1986), American 1st Director of Women Marines, 2nd Director of the United States Marine Corps Women's Reserve (USMCWR)
  • Charles L. Towle (1913-1990), Arizona philatelist, named to the American Philatelic Society Hall of Fame (1991)
  • Private John R Towle (1924-1944), American soldier awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor in 1944

The Towle 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: Ferro comite
Motto Translation: My sword my companion.


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Citations


  1. ^ 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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