This French name is of Hugenot origins and has undergone considerable changes in England. The first recorded holder was the daughter of Daniel Tout-le-Monde, the name being a medieval nickname for a messenger or traveller, one who moved about the country for a living. The name development in England includes Tesse Tout Lemonde (as spelt) christened on August 12th 1627 in the reign of Charles I (1625 - 1649), Jean Toutlemonde, recorded at Threadneedle Street on Febuary 21st 1714 (Queen Anne 1702 - 1714) and Henry Toulamin who married Anne Laimbeer at St.James, Paddington in 1844. His second son, Joseph was recorded with the surname spelling of Tourlamain on August 3rd 1848. The first recorded spelling of the family name is shown to be that of Samuel Tout - le - Monde, which was dated 1601, Threadneedle Street, French Church, London, during the reign of Queen Elizabeth I, 'Good Queen Bess', 1558 - 1603. Surnames became necessary when governments introduced personal taxation. In England this was known as Poll Tax. Throughout the centuries, surnames in every country have continued to "develop" often leading to astonishing variants of the original spelling.
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