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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)



  • Ronald "Ron" Townson (1933-2001), American vocalist, original member of The 5th Dimension
  • Max A. Townson, American politician, Mayor of Cullman, Alabama, 2008- [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 26) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • Kenneth C. Townson, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from New York, 1928 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 26) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • Jeremiah P. Townson, American Republican politician, Candidate for Connecticut State House of Representatives from Enfield, 1902 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 26) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • 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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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. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 26) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html

Other References

  1. Hitching, F.K and S. Hitching. References to English Surnames in 1601-1602. Walton On Thames: 1910. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0181-3).
  2. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
  3. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
  4. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin . Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
  5. Bede, The Venerable. Historia Ecclesiatica Gentis Anglorum (The Ecclesiastical History Of the English People). Available through Internet Medieval Sourcebook the Fordham University Centre for Medieval Studies. Print.
  6. Virkus, Frederick A. Ed. Immigrant Ancestors A List of 2,500 Immigrants to America Before 1750. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1964. Print.
  7. Markale, J. Celtic Civilization. London: Gordon & Cremonesi, 1976. Print.
  8. Elster, Robert J. International Who's Who. London: Europa/Routledge. Print.
  9. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
  10. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. 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 20 April 2017 at 14:46.

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