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Towner Early Origins



The surname Towner 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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Towner Spelling Variations


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Towner Spelling Variations



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

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Towner Early History


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Towner Early History



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

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Towner Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Towner Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Towner 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:

Towner Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • George Towner, who arrived in Washington County, Pennsylvania in 1880 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  • Thomas Towner, who landed in Washington County, Pennsylvania in 1880 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)

Towner Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • Mr. Ithiel Towner U.E. (b. 1742) born in Goshen, Connecticut, USA who settled in Canada c. 1784 married to Sarah Crosby in 1765 having 6 children, he died in 1812 at Saint Johns [2]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 Towner (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Towner (post 1700)



  • Ralph Towner (b. 1940), American musician, composer and bandleader, eponym of two lunar craters
  • James E. Towner (1851-1935), American politician, Member of the New York State Senate (1913-1918) and (1919-1922)
  • Horace Mann Towner (1855-1937), American politician, Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Iowa (1911-1923), Governor of Puerto Rico (1923-1929)
  • Daniel B. Towner (1850-1919), American hymn composer, best known for his hymn Anywhere with Jesus, Trust and Obey (1887) and The Old Ship of Zion
  • Tony Towner (b. 1955), English former footballer who played from 1973 to 1987
  • John Towner (b. 1933), former Australian rules footballer who played from 1953 to 1962
  • Edgar Thomas Towner VC, MC (1890-1972), Australian recipient of the Victoria Cross in 1918 for his actions during an attack on Mont St. Quentin on the Western Front

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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  2. ^ 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. Moncrieffe, Sir Ian of That Ilk and Don Pottinger. Clan Map Scotland of Old. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1983. Print.
  2. Hinde, Thomas Ed. The Domesday Book England's Heritage Then and Now. Surrey: Colour Library Books, 1995. Print. (ISBN 1-85833-440-3).
  3. 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.
  4. 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).
  5. Holt, J.C. Ed. Domesday Studies. Woodbridge: Boydell, 1987. Print. (ISBN 0-85115-477-8).
  6. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
  7. Skene, William Forbes Edition. Chronicles of the Picts, Chronicles of the Scots and Other Early Memorials of Scottish History. Edinburgh: H.M. General Register House, 1867. Print.
  8. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
  9. Moody David. Scottish Family History. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1994. Print. (ISBN 0806312688).
  10. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
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The Towner Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Towner 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 11 March 2017 at 02:46.

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