× Home
×

Family Crest and History Search
House of Names
FREE SHIPPING on orders of $85 or more
An excerpt from www.HouseOfNames.com archives copyright © 2000 - 2017

Origins Available: English, Scottish



Multiple Origins for the Surname Towne


English


The surname Towne is of Anglo-Saxon origin. It is derived from the Old English "tun," which originally meant "fence" or "enclosure," but soon came to mean "enclosure round a house," "homestead," "village," or "town." The name was originally preceded by a preposition, and referred to "one who lived in or at the village or town."

Towne Early Origins



The surname Towne was first found in Suffolk. The written history of the name dates back as far as 1095, when Wistric Oftun was recorded in the records of the abbey at Bury St. Edmunds. Variations on the surname, such as Abothetoune, atte Tun, and Douninthetune, could also be found in this region at an early date.

Close

Towne Spelling Variations


Expand

Towne Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Town, Tune, Toune, Towne, Townes, Towns, Tone, Toon and many more.

Close

Towne Early History


Expand

Towne Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Towne research. Another 217 words (16 lines of text) covering the years 1095, 1275, 1327, 1524, 1583, 1650, 1739, 1816, 1621, 1692, 1640 and 1692 are included under the topic Early Towne History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Close

Towne Early Notables (pre 1700)


Expand

Towne Early Notables (pre 1700)



Notables of the family at this time include John Towne (c.1583), a British actor, Robert Towne (c.1650), a religious writer, and Francis Towne (1739-1816), a well-known British watercolor painter of landscapes. Rebecca Towne Nurse (or Nourse) (1621-1692) (née Towne)...

Another 39 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Towne Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Close

The Great Migration


Expand

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

Close

Contemporary Notables of the name Towne (post 1700)


Expand

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
  • Francis Towne (1739-1816), English watercolour landscape artist
  • ... (Another 3 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Close

Towne Family Crest Products


Expand

Towne Family Crest Products




Close

See Also


Expand

See Also




Close

Citations


Expand

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. Innes, Thomas and Learney. The Tartans of the Clans and Families of Scotland 1st Edition. Edinburgh: W & A. K. Johnston Limited, 1938. Print.
  2. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
  3. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
  4. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin . Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
  5. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
  6. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
  7. Reaney P.H and R.M. Wilson. A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X).
  8. Markale, J. Celtic Civilization. London: Gordon & Cremonesi, 1976. Print.
  9. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
  10. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. 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.

This page was last modified on 9 January 2017 at 09:16.

Sign Up

  


FREE SHIPPING on orders of $85 or more
House of Names on Facebook
Follow Houseofnames on Twitter
Houseofnames on Pinterest