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Towsley Early Origins



The surname Towsley was first found in Somerset where they held a family seat as Lords of the Manor. The Saxon influence of English history diminished after the Battle of Hastings in 1066. The language of the courts was French for the next three centuries and the Norman ambience prevailed. But Saxon surnames survived and the family name was first referenced in the 13th century when they held estates in that shire.

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Towsley Spelling Variations


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Towsley Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Tose, Towse, Toase, Tows, Towze, Towz, Toaze, Touse and many more.

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Towsley Early History


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Towsley Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Towsley research. Another 271 words (19 lines of text) covering the years 1510, 1600, 1141, 1445, 1385, 1559, 1455, 1487, 1602 and 1650 are included under the topic Early Towsley History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Towsley Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Towsley Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 19 words (1 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Towsley 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 or some of its variants were: the name represented in many forms and recorded from the mid 17th century in the great migration from Europe. Migrants settled in the eastern seaboard from Newfoundland, to Maine, to Virginia, the Carolinas, and to the islands..

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Contemporary Notables of the name Towsley (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Towsley (post 1700)



  • Don Towsley (1912-1986), American animator, best known for Dumbo (1941), Pinocchio (1940) and Fantasia (1940)
  • Donald Fred "Don" Towsley (b. 1949), American computer scientist, professor at the School of Computer Science at the University of Massachusetts Amherst
  • William D. Towsley, American politician, Prohibition Candidate for U.S. Representative from New York 25th District, 1896 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 26) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • W. Towsley, American politician, Delegate to Kentucky Secession Convention, 1861 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 26) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • Margaret Towsley (1906-1994), American Republican politician, First woman Member of the Ann Arbor City Council; Candidate for Presidential Elector for Michigan, 1964 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 26) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • Frank A. Towsley (1858-1919), American Republican politician, Candidate for Mayor of Midland, Michigan, 1908, 1910, 1913, 1914 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 26) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html

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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 26) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html

Other References

  1. Markale, J. Celtic Civilization. London: Gordon & Cremonesi, 1976. Print.
  2. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
  3. 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).
  4. Elster, Robert J. International Who's Who. London: Europa/Routledge. Print.
  5. Hinde, Thomas Ed. The Domesday Book England's Heritage Then and Now. Surrey: Colour Library Books, 1995. Print. (ISBN 1-85833-440-3).
  6. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
  7. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
  8. Burke, Sir Bernard. General Armory Of England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today. Print.
  9. Bradford, William. History of Plymouth Plantation 1620-1647 Edited by Samuel Eliot Morrison 2 Volumes. New York: Russell and Russell, 1968. Print.
  10. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
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The Towsley Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Towsley 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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