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

Towlsion Early Origins



The surname Towlsion 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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Towlsion Spelling Variations


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Towlsion Spelling Variations



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

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Towlsion Early History


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Towlsion Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Towlsion 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 Towlsion History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Towlsion Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Towlsion Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 43 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Towlsion 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 or some of its variants were: Mr. Tolson who settled in Georgia in 1737; John Tolson settled in Virginia in 1774; George Tolson arrived in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1880.

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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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Towlsion Family Crest Products


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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Innes, Thomas and Learney. Socts Heraldry A Practical Handbook on the Historical Principles and Modern Application of the Art of Science. London: Oliver and Boyd, 1934. Print.
    2. Donaldson, Gordon and Robert S. Morpeth. Who's Who In Scotish History. Wales: Welsh Academic Press, 1996. Print. (ISBN 186057-0054).
    3. Leeson, Francis L. Dictionary of British Peerages. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1121-5).
    4. The Norman People and Their Existing Descendants in the British Dominions and the United States Of America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0636-X).
    5. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
    6. Black, George F. The Surnames of Scotland Their Origin, Meaning and History. New York: New York Public Library, 1946. Print. (ISBN 0-87104-172-3).
    7. Moody David. Scottish Family History. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1994. Print. (ISBN 0806312688).
    8. Dorward, David. Scottish Surnames. Glasgow: Harper Collins, 1995. Print.
    9. Prebble, John. The Highland Clearances. London: Secker & Warburg, 1963. Print.
    10. Martine, Roddy, Roderick Martine and Don Pottinger. Scottish Clan and Family Names Their Arms, Origins and Tartans. Edinburgh: Mainstream, 1992. Print.
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    The Towlsion Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Towlsion 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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