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The Towlson surname is a patronymic created from the Old English name Toll.
The surname Towlson 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.
Spelling variations of this family name include: Tolson, Tollson, Tolsen and others.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Towlson 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 Towlson History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Another 43 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Towlson Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Towlson Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
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.
The Towlson Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Towlson 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.