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Re: Is the name French or Irish
Posted by: Sheila Labbe Date: February 20, 2002 at 21:00:16
In Reply to: Is the name French or Irish by Joshua Tooley of 839

Hello Joshua In England,I think the name Tooley had Norman (from the word "Northman" softened to Norman in later times,and the ethnic origin is that of scandinavian and french blood mixed together) or Scandinavian origins,I'll have to find my notes and see.It goes back to the days of the Domesday book. The name was mentioned in the Domesday book. But there is an Irish version,although I forgot how to spell it.
The Tooley name in England can be found mostly in Norwich,Norfolk. I hope I've answered your question somewhat.I guess neither of you wins the bet,sorry.

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