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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
  • W. Towsley, American politician, Delegate to Kentucky Secession Convention, 1861
  • Margaret Towsley (1906-1994), American Republican politician, First woman Member of the Ann Arbor City Council; Candidate for Presidential Elector for Michigan, 1964
  • Frank A. Towsley (1858-1919), American Republican politician, Candidate for Mayor of Midland, Michigan, 1908, 1910, 1913, 1914

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds. Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
    2. Burke, Sir Bernard. Burke's Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Landed Gentry: Including American Families with British Ancestry. (2 Volumes). London: Burke Publishing, 1939. Print.
    3. Bowman, George Ernest. The Mayflower Reader A Selection of Articales from The Mayflower Descendent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    4. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
    5. Ingram, Rev. James. Translator Anglo-Saxon Chronicle 1823. Print.
    6. Marcharn, Frederick George. A Constitutional History of Modern England 1485 to the Present. London: Harper and Brothers, 1960. Print.
    7. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
    8. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
    9. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
    10. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
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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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