Adam TODER married Mary, probably in Nottinghamshire.

Known children of Adam and Mary are:

  1. John, born about 1710, baptised 15th October, 1710 in Farndon, Nottinghamshire (more below)
  2. Adam. born about 1713 in Farndon


John TODER married Ann BARNES in Bingham, Nottinghamshire on 19th February, 1735 or 36.

Known children of John and Ann are:

  1. Thomas, born about 1750 in Farndon.


Thomas TODER married Ann LINTHWAITE, date and place unknown. He died on 6th August, 1834 in Nottingham.

Known children of Thomas and Ann are:

NB: Interestingly, all the children have their mother’s maiden name as a middle name.

  1. Ann Linthwaite born 1778 in Newark upon Trent, Nottingham, baptised 25th September, 1778. (more below)
  2. William Linthwaite born about 1774, baptised 26th August, 1774 in Newark.
  3. Mary Linthwaite born about 1775, baptised 18th November, 1775 in Newark.
  4. Mary Linthwaite born about 1776, baptised 15th May, 1776 in Newark.
  5. John Linthwaite born about 1779, baptised 30th December, 1779 in Newark.
  6. John Linthwaite born about 1780, baptised 14th April, 1780 in Newark.
  7. Robert Linthwaite born about 1781, baptised 11th October, 1781 in Newark.


Ann Linthwaite TODER married Robert WAYNE on 8th July, 1799 in Radford, Nottinghamshire.

Known children of Robert and Ann are:

  1. Thomas, born 1798 in Radford, Nottingham 
  2. Emilia, born 1802 in Radford.


My branch of the TODER family appear to have been Anglican. However, the surname TODER is reputed to be of Jewish origin. From the research I have done it would seem that, if this is the case, the family originated in the Mediterranean region, where variations such as TODERO are still used.


4 thoughts on “Toder

  1. My husband, J. Toder, had a DNA test done( and he in fact is a descendent of the Cohanim line, which comes from Aaron, the brother of Moses. This is a priestly line, and Toder is a distinguished Jewish name. The Toder line also includes the Great Prince Todros of Narbonne. This line is found in most European and British royalty, as Prince Todros was a friend of King Charlemagne of France. All royalty must prove that they come from the line of David, and mixing with Toder blood ensured that. My husband had no idea, nor did his family, that they were in fact of Jewish descent. We are United Methodist Protestants! King Charlemagne of France granted the Toders (TODROS< TODRES<) their own kingdom as a reward for helping france defeat the Franks. Narbonne was a thriving kingdom with top universities and scholars. However, the Toders and the people of Narbonne went into hiding a few hundred years after The Christians in France did not want a Jewish Kingdom within their region, using Christian slaves. This is probably why so many Toders do not know their origin. Fascinating!!!! They went to Spain, but a papal order was put out to eliminate them, so they had to hide. They also ended up in Italy and Vienna – which is where my husbands family immigrated from.

  2. Sorry, I made a typo – of course King Charlemagne was King of the Franks, and Great Prince Todros helped him to defeat the Saracens.

  3. Hi Carol,

    Don’t worry about the typo – you still know a lot more than me!

    Thank you so much for your information, I have suspected for a long time that the Toders were Jewish, but haven’t been able to find anything to prove that. Initially, I thought it might be a mis-spelling of Tudor, but there is no evidence to connect the families, and my Toders suddenly appear out of nowhere shortly after Jews were readmitted to Britain.

    The research I have done suggests my branch of the family came to England from Holland. I don’t suppose I will ever be able to trace them all the way back to Narbonne, but you are right, it is a fascinating history. I can’t begin to imagine what they must have gone through before they came here and started farming in Nottinghamshire.

    Thank you for your comment! You’ve given me a lot to work with.

  4. Have just come across your wbsite. I have been trying to find out for ages why all the Toders had the same middle name of Linthwaite – thanks. The name Toder eventually became corrupted or changed accidentally to Tudor around 1818. You will find many Tudors with the Linthwaite middle name. They were mainly lace designers or frameworkers in and around Nottingham. One became a freeman of Nottingham. There is a large cask in Farndon churchyard belonging to the Toder family. The earliest I have got back to is Bartholomew & Elizabeth who died in 1759 leaving her whole estate to Thomas – a minor. He later lost the lot & became bankrupt around 1776.
    I have more if you are interested.
    John tel: 0115 9663419

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