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Townes Early Origins



The surname Townes 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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Townes Spelling Variations


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Townes Spelling Variations



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

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Townes Early History


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Townes Early History



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

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Townes Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Townes Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Townes 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:

Townes Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Robert Townes, who landed in Virginia in 1703
  • Martha Townes, who arrived in Carolina in 1724

Townes Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Thomas Townes, who arrived in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1844

Townes Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • John Townes arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Blundell" in 1851

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Contemporary Notables of the name Townes (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Townes (post 1700)



  • Marvin Townes (b. 1980), American AFL football running back
  • Linton Townes (b. 1959), American retired professional basketball player
  • Jeffrey Townes (b. 1965), American singer, more commonly known as DJ Jazzy Jeff
  • Carol Lynn Townes, American gospel singer
  • Harry Townes (1914-2001), American television and film actor
  • Charles H Townes (b. 1915), American physicist who was awarded the Nobel Prize in 1964 for inventing the maser (laser)
  • Sandra L. Townes (b. 1944), federal judge for the United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Bell, Robert. The Book of Ulster Surnames. Belfast: Blackstaff, 1988. Print. (ISBN 10-0856404160).
    2. Papworth, J.W and A.W Morant. Ordinary of British Armorials. London: T.Richards, 1874. Print.
    3. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    4. Urquhart, Blair Edition. Tartans The New Compact Study Guide and Identifier. Secauccus, NJ: Chartwell Books, 1994. Print. (ISBN 0-7858-0050-6).
    5. Holt, J.C. Ed. Domesday Studies. Woodbridge: Boydell, 1987. Print. (ISBN 0-85115-477-8).
    6. Leeson, Francis L. Dictionary of British Peerages. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1121-5).
    7. 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.
    8. Donaldson, Gordon and Robert S. Morpeth. Who's Who In Scotish History. Wales: Welsh Academic Press, 1996. Print. (ISBN 186057-0054).
    9. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    10. Barrow, G.W.S Ed. The Charters of David I The Written Acts of David I King of Scots, 1124-53 and of His Son Henry, Earl of Northumerland, 1139-52. Woodbridge: The Boydell Press, 1999. Print.
    11. ...

    The Townes Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Townes 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 19 October 2010 at 14:23.

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