× 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 - 2016


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.

Close

Townson Spelling Variations


Expand

Townson Spelling Variations



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

Close

Townson Early History


Expand

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.

Close

Townson Early Notables (pre 1700)


Expand

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.

Close

Townson In Ireland


Expand

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.

Close

The Great Migration


Expand

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, landed in Barbados in 1635
  • Tho Townson, aged 26, arrived in Virginia in 1635

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.)

Close

Contemporary Notables of the name Townson (post 1700)


Expand

Contemporary Notables of the name Townson (post 1700)



  • Ronald "Ron" Townson (1933-2001), American vocalist, original member of The 5th Dimension
  • 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
  • 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

Close

Townson Family Crest Products


Expand

Townson Family Crest Products




Close

See Also


Expand

See Also




Close

Citations


Expand

Citations



    Other References

    1. Thirsk, Joan. The Agrarian History of England and Wales. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press: 7 Volumes. Print.
    2. Leeson, Francis L. Dictionary of British Peerages. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1121-5).
    3. Marcharn, Frederick George. A Constitutional History of Modern England 1485 to the Present. London: Harper and Brothers, 1960. Print.
    4. Elster, Robert J. International Who's Who. London: Europa/Routledge. Print.
    5. Virkus, Frederick A. Ed. Immigrant Ancestors A List of 2,500 Immigrants to America Before 1750. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1964. Print.
    6. Burke, Sir Bernard. General Armory Of England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today. Print.
    7. Lennard, Reginald. Rural England 1086-1135 A Study of Social and Agrarian Conditions. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1959. 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. Hitching, F.K and S. Hitching. References to English Surnames in 1601-1602. Walton On Thames: 1910. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0181-3).
    10. Weis, Frederick Lewis, Walter Lee Sheppard and David Faris. Ancestral Roots of Sixty Colonists Who Came to New England Between 1623 and 1650 7th Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0806313676).
    11. ...

    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.

    Sign Up

      


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