patronymic created from the Old English name Toll.
Early Origins of the Towles family
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 Towles family
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Towles Spelling Variations
Spelling variations of this family name include: Tolson, Tollson, Tolsen and others.
Early Notables of the Towles family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Towles family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Towles Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
Contemporary Notables of the name Towles (post 1700)
The Towles 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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