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Towson Early Origins



The surname Towson 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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Towson Spelling Variations


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Towson Spelling Variations



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

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Towson Early History


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Towson Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Towson 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 Towson History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Towson Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Towson Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 36 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Towson Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Towson In Ireland


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Towson In Ireland



Some of the Towson 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:

Towson Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • John Towson, who arrived in Virginia in 1645 [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)

Towson Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Mary Towson, aged 23, a servant, who arrived in South Australia in 1852 aboard the ship "Marshall Bennett" [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    South Australian Register Tuesday 3 February 1852. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) MARSHALL BENNETT 1852. Retrieved http://www.theshipslist.com/ships/australia/marshallbennett1852.shtml
  • Jane Towson, aged 21, a servant, who arrived in South Australia in 1852 aboard the ship "Marshall Bennett" [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    South Australian Register Tuesday 3 February 1852. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) MARSHALL BENNETT 1852. Retrieved http://www.theshipslist.com/ships/australia/marshallbennett1852.shtml

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Contemporary Notables of the name Towson (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Towson (post 1700)



  • Nathaniel "Nathan" Towson (1784-1854), American major general in the United States Army who fought in the War of 1812 as an artillery officer and later as a brigadier general and then major general for his service during the Mexican-American War, eponym of Fort Towson and the liberty ship SS Nathan Towson

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Citations


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  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. ^ South Australian Register Tuesday 3 February 1852. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) MARSHALL BENNETT 1852. Retrieved http://www.theshipslist.com/ships/australia/marshallbennett1852.shtml

Other References

  1. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
  2. Mills, A.D. Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4).
  3. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
  4. Chadwick, Nora Kershaw and J.X.W.P Corcoran. The Celts. London: Penguin, 1790. Print. (ISBN 0140212116).
  5. Leeson, Francis L. Dictionary of British Peerages. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1121-5).
  6. Skordas, Guest. Ed. The Early Settlers of Maryland an Index to Names or Immigrants Complied from Records of Land Patents 1633-1680 in the Hall of Records Annapolis, Maryland. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1968. Print.
  7. Holt, J.C. Ed. Domesday Studies. Woodbridge: Boydell, 1987. Print. (ISBN 0-85115-477-8).
  8. Lennard, Reginald. Rural England 1086-1135 A Study of Social and Agrarian Conditions. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1959. Print.
  9. Crispin, M. Jackson and Leonce Mary. Falaise Roll Recording Prominent Companions of William Duke of Normandy at the Conquest of England. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  10. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Peerage and Baronetage, The Privy Council, Knightage and Compainonage. London: Burke Publishing, 1921. Print.
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The Towson Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Towson 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.

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