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Townson Early Origins



The surname Townson was first found in Durham where they held a family seat from very ancient times, it is believed before the Norman Conquest in 1066.

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Townson Spelling Variations


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Townson Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Tonson, Townson and others.

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Townson Early History


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Townson Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Townson research. Another 99 words (7 lines of text) covering the years 1473, 1496, 1620, 1656, 1736, 1676, 1650 and 1862 are included under the topic Early Townson History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Townson Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Townson Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 36 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Townson Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Townson In Ireland


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Townson In Ireland



Some of the Townson family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 105 words (8 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included 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:

Townson Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • James Townson, aged 29, who landed in Barbados in 1635 [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)
  • Tho Townson, aged 26, who arrived in Virginia in 1635 [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)

Townson Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Douglas Townson, who landed in America, in 1903
  • Edward Townson, aged 23, who settled in America from London, England, in 1908
  • Bertha Townson, aged 32, who landed in America, in 1913
  • George Cranford Townson, aged 41, who landed in America from West Kirby, England, in 1916
  • Elisabeth Townson, aged 27, who landed in America from London, England, in 1919
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Townson (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Townson (post 1700)



  • Max A. Townson, American politician, Mayor of Cullman, Alabama, 2008-
  • Kenneth C. Townson, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from New York, 1928
  • Jeremiah P. Townson, American Republican politician, Candidate for Connecticut State House of Representatives from Enfield, 1902
  • Ronald "Ron" Townson (1933-2001), American vocalist, original member of The 5th Dimension
  • Thomas Townson (1715-1792), English churchman and writer, archdeacon of Richmond
  • Hazel Townson (1928-2010), English children's-literature author of over fifty books
  • John Townson (b. 1835), English army officer and settler in the colony of New South Wales, Australia, 3rd Lieutenant-Governor of Norfolk Island
  • Kevin Townson (b. 1983), English professional footballer
  • Chris Townson (1947-2008), English musician, illustrator, founding member of the 1960s rock group John's Children
  • Des Townson MNZM (1934-2008), New Zealand yacht designer

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Townson Family Crest Products


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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)

Other References

  1. 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.
  2. Reaney P.H and R.M. Wilson. A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X).
  3. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds. Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
  4. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
  5. Bradford, William. History of Plymouth Plantation 1620-1647 Edited by Samuel Eliot Morrison 2 Volumes. New York: Russell and Russell, 1968. Print.
  6. Hanks, Hodges, Mills and Room. The Oxford Names Companion. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2002. Print. (ISBN 0-19-860561-7).
  7. Burke, John Bernard Ed. The Roll of Battle Abbey. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  8. Thirsk, Joan. The Agrarian History of England and Wales. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press: 7 Volumes. Print.
  9. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Peerage and Baronetage, The Privy Council, Knightage and Compainonage. London: Burke Publishing, 1921. Print.
  10. Crispin, M. Jackson and Leonce Mary. Falaise Roll Recording Prominent Companions of William Duke of Normandy at the Conquest of England. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
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The Townson Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Townson 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 26 October 2015 at 10:23.

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