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Todd Family History
This interesting and unusual name, found mainly in the north of England and Scotland, is of early medieval English origin. It is a nickname surname for someone thought to resemble a fox in some real or fancied way, for example, either in being quick or clever, or perhaps more obviously in having red hair. The derivation is from the Northern Middle English "tod(de)", a fox. The Scottish form of this name usually appears as Tod. The name development includes Richard Todd (1231 Northumberland) and Richard le Todde (1275 Worcestershire). On December 12th 1586, David Todd married Margaret Ashleby, at St. Mary Somerset, London, and the marriage of Annes Todd and Franncis Carrowe, took place on October 2nd 1587, 2nd 1587, at St. Peter Eastcheap, London.
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Mary Todd (December 13, 1818 – July 16, 1882) was the Wife of Abraham Lincoln the 16th President of the U.S, and as such First Lady from 1861 to 1865. Mary's great-grandfather was David Levi Todd, who was born in County Longford, Ireland, and immigrated through Pennsylvania to Kentucky.
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