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

Towles Early Origins



The surname Towles 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.

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Towles Spelling Variations


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Towles Spelling Variations



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

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Towles Early History


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Towles Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Towles research. Another 291 words (21 lines of text) covering the years 1290, 1590, 1650, 1630, 1646, 1622, 1689, 1646, 1648, 1660 and 1667 are included under the topic Early Towles History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Towles Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Towles Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 43 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Towles 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



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Towles Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Caroline M. Towles, aged 30, who settled in America, in 1908
  • Alice Sharp Towles, aged 19, who emigrated to the United States from Mapperley, England, in 1910
  • Oliver Towles, aged 24, who landed in America, in 1912
  • Rosamond Towles, aged 30, who emigrated to America from Bradford, England, in 1912
  • Edwin Wesley Howard Towles, aged 42, who emigrated to the United States from Brisbane, Queensland, Australia, in 1913
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Towles (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Towles (post 1700)



  • Tom Towles (1950-2015), American actor, known for his roles in Night of the Living Dead (1990), The Devil's Rejects (2005) and Halloween (2007)
  • Nat Towles (1905-1963), African-American musician, jazz and big band leader

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Motto


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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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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Prebble, John. The Highland Clearances. London: Secker & Warburg, 1963. Print.
    2. Bradford, William. History of Plymouth Plantation 1620-1647 Edited by Samuel Eliot Morrison 2 Volumes. New York: Russell and Russell, 1968. Print.
    3. Moody David. Scottish Family History. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1994. Print. (ISBN 0806312688).
    4. Shaw, William A. Knights of England A Complete Record from the Earliest Time to the Present Day of the Knights of all the Orders of Chivalry in England, Scotland, Ireland and Knights Bachelors 2 Volumes. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print. (ISBN 080630443X).
    5. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
    6. Chadwick, Nora Kershaw and J.X.W.P Corcoran. The Celts. London: Penguin, 1970. Print. (ISBN 0140212116).
    7. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    8. Barrow, G.W.S Ed. The Charters of David I The Written Acts of David I King of Scots, 1124-53 and of His Son Henry, Earl of Northumerland, 1139-52. Woodbridge: The Boydell Press, 1999. Print.
    9. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    10. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    11. ...

    The Towles Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Towles 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.

    This page was last modified on 6 January 2016 at 13:36.

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