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This is an English and sometimes Irish surname. The spellings are the often the same but the origins are quite different. In England the derivation is probably from the 12th century 'ton' plus the suffix 'er'. The general translation is one who came from a farm or hamlet, but worked somewhere else! Recorded in the spellings of Towner, Toner, Tonner, and Tooner, the original meaning was probably much more specific, and perhaps referred to a worker who was a contractor, at a time when most people lived at their place of work. However one of the earliest recordings is that of Andrew Le Toner, of Pinchbeck in Suffolk, in the year 1273, and this is most definitely a job descriptive entry...

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E King (Toner/O'Neill) Wr

Would like to meet family who remained in Ireland when I able to travel there. My great grandmother Bridget Toner born 1872 to Patrick and Alice (O'Neill) Toner and immigrated to the US in 1891. May be traveling there in 2020. wrighteem@gmail.com I have her birth certificate. Do you have pictures that you don't mind scanning/sharing on email? Would love to share a beer with you when I'm there and perhaps visit the area where the Toners/O'Neill (s) lived.

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