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Early Origins of the Twoleigh family


The surname Twoleigh was first found in Staffordshire where they held a family seat as Lords of the Manor. After the Battle of Hastings in 1066, William, Duke of Normandy, having prevailed over King Harold, granted most of Britain to his many victorious Barons. It was not uncommon to find a Baron, or a Bishop, with 60 or more Lordships scattered throughout the country. These he gave to his sons, nephews and other junior lines of his family and they became known as under-tenants. They adopted the Norman system of surnames which identified the under-tenant with his holdings so as to distinguish him from the senior stem of the family. After many rebellious wars between his Barons, Duke William, commissioned a census of all England to determine in 1086, settling once and for all, who held which land. He called the census the Domesday Book, [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds., Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8)
indicating that those holders registered would hold the land until the end of time. Hence, Richard Toly held a family seat at St.Thomas was descended from the original under-tenant shown in the Domesday census. Later records show Reginald filius Toli branched to Lincolnshire in 1214.

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Early History of the Twoleigh family

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Early History of the Twoleigh family


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Twoleigh Spelling Variations

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Twoleigh Spelling Variations


Spelling variations of this family name include: Toli, Tooley, Toolly, Tooly, Thole, Tholi, Tulegh, Tuley, Twoley, Tuliegh and many more.

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Early Notables of the Twoleigh family (pre 1700)

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Early Notables of the Twoleigh family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the Twoleigh family to the New World and Oceana

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Migration of the Twoleigh family to the New World and Oceana


Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Nathan Tool settled in Virginia in 1635;Thomas settled in Virginia in 1654; Edward Toolly settled in New Haven, Connecticut in 1665.

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  1. ^ Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds., Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8)

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