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Where did the Scottish Town family come from? What is the Scottish Town family crest and coat of arms? When did the Town family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Town family history?
Spelling variations of this family name include: Towne, Town, Towns, Townes and others.
First found in Linlithgowshire (Gaelic: Lodainn an Iar), former county in south-central Scotland, now the Council Area West Lothian, where they held a family seat from very ancient times.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Town research. Another 169 words (12 lines of text) covering the years 1339, 1423, 1531, and 1600 are included under the topic Early Town History in all our PDF Extended History products.
More information is included under the topic Early Town Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Town Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
- Daniel and Edmund Town settled in Salem, Massachusetts in 1630
- William Town, who landed in Salem, Massachusetts in 1635
- Thomas Town, who arrived in Maryland in 1665
- John Town, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1683
- John Town, who sailed to Pennsylvania in 1683
Town Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
- John Town, who immigrated to Baltimore in 1823
- Benjamin Town, who arrived in San Francisco in 1852
- James Town, who landed in Mobile, Ala in 1861
Town Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century
- Silvenus Town, who landed in Canada in 1834
Town Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
- Henry Town, English convict from Middlesex, who was transported aboard the "Agamemnon" on April 22, 1820, settling in New South Wales, Australia
Town Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
- Joseph Town arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Oliver Lang" in 1858
- William Town, aged 30, a bricklayer, arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Queen of The Age" in 1874
- Annie Town, aged 28, arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Queen of The Age" in 1874
- Rosetta Town, aged 7, arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Queen of The Age" in 1874
- William Town, aged 5, arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Queen of The Age" in 1874
- Ithiel Town (1784-1844), American architect and civil engineer from Thompson, Connecticut
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- Hinde, Thomas Ed. The Domesday Book England's Heritage Then and Now. Surrey: Colour Library Books, 1995. Print. (ISBN 1-85833-440-3).
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- Weis, Frederick Lewis, Walter Lee Sheppard and David Faris. Ancestral Roots of Sixty Colonists Who Came to New England Between 1623 and 1650 7th Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0806313676).
- Prebble, John. The Highland Clearances. London: Secker & Warburg, 1963. Print.
- Markale, J. Celtic Civilization. London: Gordon & Cremonesi, 1976. Print.
- Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
- Paul, Sir James Balfour. An Ordinary of Arms Contained in the Public Register of All Arms and Bearings in Scotland Second Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1903. Print.
The Town Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Town 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.
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