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The ancestors of the Toy family arrived in England following the Norman Conquest of 1066. The name Toy came from the Old French given name Tieis.

Toy Early Origins



The surname Toy was first found in Essex where they held a family seat from early times as Lords of the manor of Tey, after the Norman Conquest in 1066, and were granted the lands by King William after the Battle of Hastings. They were descended from the Norman French De Toye.

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Toy Spelling Variations


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Toy Spelling Variations



Multitudes of spelling variations are a hallmark of Anglo Norman names. Most of these names evolved in the 11th and 12th century, in the time after the Normans introduced their own Norman French language into a country where Old and Middle English had no spelling rules and the languages of the court were French and Latin. To make matters worse, medieval scribes spelled words according to sound, so names frequently appeared differently in the various documents in which they were recorded. The name was spelled Tey, Tay, Teyas, They, Toye, Teye and others.

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Toy Early History


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Toy Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Toy research. Another 191 words (14 lines of text) covering the year 1378 is included under the topic Early Toy History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Toy Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Toy Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Toy 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



Because of this political and religious unrest within English society, many people decided to immigrate to the colonies. Families left for Ireland, North America, and Australia in enormous numbers, traveling at high cost in extremely inhospitable conditions. The New World in particular was a desirable destination, but the long voyage caused many to arrive sick and starving. Those who made it, though, were welcomed by opportunities far greater than they had known at home in England. Many of these families went on to make important contributions to the emerging nations of Canada and the United States. Analysis of immigration records indicates that some of the first North American immigrants bore the name Toy or a variant listed above:

Toy Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Elias Toy, who landed in Delaware in 1693

Toy Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Anne Toy, who landed in Virginia in 1703

Toy Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Henry Toy, who landed in America in 1812
  • Andrew Toy, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1834
  • Charles Toy, who arrived in New York in 1843
  • H F Toy, who arrived in San Francisco, California in 1851

Toy Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • Patrick Toy, aged 26, a labourer, arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick aboard the ship "Madawaska" in 1833
  • Ann Toy, aged 26, arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick aboard the ship "Madawaska" in 1833
  • Richard Toy, aged 13, arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick aboard the ship "Madawaska" in 1833

Toy Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Mary Toy, aged 55, arrived in South Australia in 1851 aboard the ship "Catherine"
  • Mary Toy, aged 55, a servant, arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Catherine" in 1851
  • Harriet Toy, aged 18, a servant, arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Catherine" in 1851
  • Jane Toy, aged 15, a servant, arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Catherine" in 1851
  • William Toy, aged 10, arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Catherine" in 1851
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Toy Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • George Toy arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Queen of the Avon" in 1859
  • Henry Toy, aged 19, arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "City of Auckland" in 1872

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Contemporary Notables of the name Toy (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Toy (post 1700)



  • Sam Toy OBE (1923-2008), American industrialist, Chairman of Ford Motor Company UK from 1980 to 1986
  • James W. "Jim" Toy (b. 1930), American LGBT activist
  • James Madison "Jim" Toy (1858-1919), American Major League Baseball player who played from 1887 to 1890
  • Crawford Howell Toy (1836-1919), American Hebrew scholar and professor of Hebrew and Oriental languages at Harvard University
  • Camden Toy, American Maverick Movie Award winning actor and script writer, known for his work on Running Away with Blackie (2009), My Chorus (2000) and Mansfield Path (2009)
  • Laura M. Toy (b. 1951), American Republican politician, Member of Michigan State House of Representatives 19th District; Elected 1998, 2000
  • Harry S. Toy (b. 1892), American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from Michigan, 1948
  • George Toy, American politician, U.S. Collector of Customs, 1871-81
  • E. C. Toy, American politician, Member of South Dakota State Senate 32nd District, 1899-1900, 1905-06
  • Charles S. Toy, American Republican politician, Candidate in primary for Delegate to Michigan State Constitutional Convention from Oakland County 1st District, 1961
  • ... (Another 3 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    2. Innes, Thomas and Learney. The Tartans of the Clans and Families of Scotland 1st Edition. Edinburgh: W & A. K. Johnston Limited, 1938. Print.
    3. Holt, J.C. Ed. Domesday Studies. Woodbridge: Boydell, 1987. Print. (ISBN 0-85115-477-8).
    4. Marcharn, Frederick George. A Constitutional History of Modern England 1485 to the Present. London: Harper and Brothers, 1960. Print.
    5. Reaney P.H and R.M. Wilson. A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X).
    6. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
    7. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
    8. Lennard, Reginald. Rural England 1086-1135 A Study of Social and Agrarian Conditions. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1959. Print.
    9. The Norman People and Their Existing Descendants in the British Dominions and the United States Of America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0636-X).
    10. MacAulay, Thomas Babington. History of England from the Accession of James the Second 4 volumes. New York: Harper and Brothers, 1879. Print.
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    The Toy Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Toy 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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