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Tolman Surname Origin
A collector of toll. In Dutch, Taalman is an interpreter, from Taal, language, tongue. 'Constantine Tolmaen,' in Cornwall, is an ancient place of Druid worship. Tolmaen is usually applied to a stone that is perforated, from tol, a hole, and maen, a stone; twll mwn, Welsh, a mine, shaft, or pit.
Source: An Etymological Dictionary of Family and Christian Names With an Essay on their Derivation and Import; Arthur, William, M.A.; New York, NY: Sheldon, Blake, Bleeker & CO., 1857.
Tolman Surname Meaning and Family Facts
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'We are all omnibuses in which our ancestors ride, and every now and then one of them sticks his head out and embarrasses us.' --Oliver Wendell Homes