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Towler History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms



The many generations and branches of the Towler family can all place the origins of their surname with the ancient Anglo-Saxon culture. Their name reveals that an early member worked as a person charged with the duty of collecting taxes. The surname Towler is derived from the Old English word tollere, which means tax-gatherer.

Early Origins of the Towler family


The surname Towler was first found in Cornwall and West Dorset where the name was derived from the River Toller (now named River Hooke.) Locals Toller Whelme, Toller Fratrum, and Toller Porcorum can still be found in this county today.

Early History of the Towler family


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Towler Spelling Variations


Before the last few hundred years, the English language had no fast system of spelling rules. For that reason, spelling variations are commonly found in early Anglo-Saxon surnames. Over the years, many variations of the name Towler were recorded, including Toler, Tolar, Toller, Tollers, Tolers, Towler and many more.

Early Notables of the Towler family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the Towler family to Ireland


Some of the Towler family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
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Migration of the Towler family to the New World and Oceana


To escape oppression and starvation at that time, many English families left for the "open frontiers" of the New World with all its perceived opportunities. In droves people migrated to the many British colonies, those in North America in particular, paying high rates for passages in cramped, unsafe ships. Although many of the settlers did not make the long passage alive, those who did see the shores of North America perceived great opportunities before them. Many of the families that came from England went on to make essential contributions to the emerging nations of Canada and the United States. Research into various historical records revealed some of first members of the Towler family emigrate to North America:

Towler Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Thomas Towler, who landed in Virginia in 1714 [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)
  • Thomas Towler, who arrived in Virginia in 1719 [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)

Towler Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • W. Towler settled in San Francisco, California in 1850
  • Daniel Towler, who settled in Philadelphia in 1854

Towler Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • John Towler, aged 24, who arrived in South Australia in 1849 aboard the ship "Florentia" [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) FLORENTIA 1849. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1849Florentia.htm
  • John Towler, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Florentia" in 1849 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) FLORENTIA 1849. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1849Florentia.htm

Towler Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Frederick Towler, aged 29, a sawyer, who arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Salisbury" in 1874
  • Maria Towler, aged 26, who arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Salisbury" in 1874
  • Sarah Towler, aged 4, who arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Salisbury" in 1874
  • Rosanna Towler, aged 18 months, who arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Salisbury" in 1874
  • Walter Towler, aged 33, a sawyer, who arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Hurunui" in 1877
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Contemporary Notables of the name Towler (post 1700)


  • Raymond "Ray" Towler (b. 1957), American guitarist, keyboardist and trumpeter
  • Dan "Deacon" Towler (1928-2001), American National Football League running back
  • Darren Towler, English mixed martial artist
  • Edwin Towler, English professional association football goalkeeper who played in the early 1900s
  • Michael David "Mike" Towler, British theoretical physicist
  • Diane Towler (b. 1946), British eight-time gold medalist ice dancer
  • William Towler (1889-1917), first councilman to be elected in Vancouver, B.C. in 1868

Historic Events for the Towler family



HMS Prince of Wales

  • Mr. Towler, British Able Seaman, who sailed into battle on the HMS Prince of Wales and survived the sinking [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    HMS Prince of Wales Crew members. (Retrieved 2014, April 9) . Retrieved from http://www.forcez-survivors.org.uk/biographies/listprincecrew.html

The Towler 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: Regi et patriæ fidelis
Motto Translation: Faithful to king and law.


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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)
  2. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) FLORENTIA 1849. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1849Florentia.htm
  3. ^ HMS Prince of Wales Crew members. (Retrieved 2014, April 9) . Retrieved from http://www.forcez-survivors.org.uk/biographies/listprincecrew.html

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