Last name: TOWLE

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TOWLE : This last name is indexed 24,848 times on Geneanet!

Origin of last name

TOWLE : English (mainly Nottinghamshire):: 1: from Middle English Tolle or Tole usually a pet form of Anglo-Norman Torald a well-used personal name by the Normans in Normandy and England and ultimately from Old Norse Thóraldr(Thórr the god Thor + vald ‘power rule’). Middle English Tole was also an Anglicized form of Old Norse Tóli (see Tooley) and could alternatively have derived from Old English Tola. Compare Tolson.2: variant of Towell.3: perhaps sometimes a topographic name from Middle English toll ‘clump of trees’.

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