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Towne Early Origins



The surname Towne was 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.

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Towne Spelling Variations


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Towne Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Towne, Town, Towns, Townes and others.

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Towne Early History


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Towne Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Towne research. Another 169 words (12 lines of text) covering the years 1339, 1423, 1531, and 1600 are included under the topic Early Towne History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Towne Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Towne Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Towne 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:

Towne Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • William Towne, who landed in Salem, Massachusetts in 1635
  • Edmund Towne, aged 18, arrived in New England in 1637
  • Edmund Towne settled in Virginia in 1650
  • Daniell Towne, who came to New England in 1661
  • Daniell Towne, who landed in New England in 1661
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Towne Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Mary Towne, who landed in Virginia in 1713
  • Christiana Towne settled in Maryland in 1775

Towne Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Almond S Towne, who arrived in San Francisco, California in 1850
  • G W Towne, who landed in San Francisco, California in 1851

Towne Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • Mr. Archelaus Towne U.E. who settled in Charlotte County, New Brunswick c. 1784 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X
  • Mr. Samuel Towne U.E. who settled in Charlotte County, New Brunswick c. 1784 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X

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Contemporary Notables of the name Towne (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Towne (post 1700)



  • Laura Matilda Towne (1825-1901), American abolitionist and educator
  • Katharine Payne Towne (b. 1978), American actress, known for What Lies Beneath (2000), Mulholland Drive (2001) and Evolution (2001)
  • Gene Towne (1904-1979), American screenwriter who wrote for 47 films between 1921 and 1958
  • Charles Hanson Towne (1877-1949), American author, poet and editor
  • Robert Towne (b. 1934), American Academy Award, BAFTA Award and Golden Globe Award winning screenwriter and director, best known for his work on Mission: Impossible (1996), Chinatown (1974) and Days of Thunder (1990)
  • Benjamin Towne, American newspaper editor
  • Henry Robinson Towne (1844-1924), American engineer and manufacturer who introduced modern manufacturing processes to the lock industry
  • Charles Hard Towne (b. 1915), American physicist
  • Charles Towne (1763-1840), English painter of landscapes, horses and other animals
  • Joseph Towne (1806-1879), British anatomical modeller, sculptor, and stereoscopist
  • ... (Another 3 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Towne Family Crest Products


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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X

Other References

  1. Chadwick, Nora Kershaw and J.X.W.P Corcoran. The Celts. London: Penguin, 1970. Print. (ISBN 0140212116).
  2. Moncrieffe, Sir Ian of That Ilk and David Hicks. The Highland Clans The Dynastic Origins, Cheifs and Background of the Clans. New York: C.N. Potter, 1968. Print.
  3. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Scotch Irish Pioneers In Ulster and America. Montana: Kessinger Publishing. Print.
  4. Fairbairn,. Fairbain's book of Crests of the Families of Great Britain and Ireland, 4th Edition 2 volumes in one. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1968. Print.
  5. Markale, J. Celtic Civilization. London: Gordon & Cremonesi, 1976. Print.
  6. Bowman, George Ernest. The Mayflower Reader A Selection of Articales from The Mayflower Descendent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  7. Le Patourel, John. The Norman Empire. New York: Oxford University Press, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-19-822525-3).
  8. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
  9. 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).
  10. Dorward, David. Scottish Surnames. Glasgow: Harper Collins, 1995. Print.
  11. ...

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