Posted by Richard Toy on December 25, 1999 at 19:47:54:
In Reply to: Re: Toy family name posted by JWC Low on September 25, 1997 at 14:25:31:
TOY is one of England's oldest surname's, as opposed to an English spelling of a Chinese pronounciation of a surname. Possibly originating from Germany/Saxony or Scandinavia in the early 800-1000's. Auric Toy is listed as a mercenary during William the Conqueror's invasion of England in 1066.
It's not a well know or common name with just small pockets of the name appearing in England, even today.
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