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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
  • Thomas Towner, who landed in Washington County, Pennsylvania in 1880

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 [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 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. ^ 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. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Landed Gentry Including American Families with British Ancestry 2 Volumes. London: Burke Publishing, 1939. Print.
  2. Bradford, William. History of Plymouth Plantation 1620-1647 Edited by Samuel Eliot Morrison 2 Volumes. New York: Russell and Russell, 1968. Print.
  3. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
  4. Shaw, William A. Knights of England A Complete Record from the Earliest Time to the Present Day of the Knights of all the Orders of Chivalry in England, Scotland, Ireland and Knights Bachelors 2 Volumes. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print. (ISBN 080630443X).
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
  7. Catholic Directory For Scotland. Glasgow: Burns Publications. Print.
  8. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
  9. Urquhart, Blair Edition. Tartans The New Compact Study Guide and Identifier. Secauccus, NJ: Chartwell Books, 1994. Print. (ISBN 0-7858-0050-6).
  10. Donaldson, Gordon and Robert S. Morpeth. Who's Who In Scotish History. Wales: Welsh Academic Press, 1996. Print. (ISBN 186057-0054).
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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 13 June 2016 at 12:42.

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