Townson History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
Early Origins of the Townson family
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.
Early History of the Townson family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Townson research. Another 50 words (4 lines of text) covering the years 1473, 1496, 1620, 1575, 1621, 1608, 1661, 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.
Townson Spelling Variations
Spelling variations of this family name include: Tonson, Townson and others.
Early Notables of the Townson family (pre 1700)
Notable amongst the family name during their early history was Robert Townson, Tounson or Toulson (1575-1621), English divine, Bishop of Salisbury, son of 'Renold Toulnesonn,' and uncle of...
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Migration of the Townson family to Ireland
Some of the Townson family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
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Townson migration to the United States +
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 
- Tho Townson, aged 26, who 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
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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- 
- 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 divine, born at Much Lees, Essex, Archdeacon of Richmond, the eldest son of John Townson, rector of that parish 
- Robert Townson (1792-1799), English traveller and mineralogist, probably a native of Yorkshire
- 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
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Related Stories +
- ^ 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)
- ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 26) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
- ^ Wikisource contributors. "Dictionary of National Biography, 1885-1900." Wikisource . Wikisource , 4 Jun. 2018. Web. 30 Jan. 2019