When Aquila Tolman was born on 16 October 1705, in Dorchester, Suffolk, Massachusetts Bay Colony, British Colonial America, his father, Samuel Tolman, was 29 and his mother, Experience Clapp, was 21. He married Waitstill Leadbetter on 16 October 1734, in Dorchester, Suffolk, Massachusetts Bay Colony, British Colonial America. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 3 daughters. He died on 7 November 1771, in his hometown, at the age of 66, and was buried in Dorchester North Burying Ground, Dorchester, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States.
English (southern, especially Devon): occupational name for a toll collector or the keeper of a toll gate, tol(le) ‘toll’ (Old English toll) + man ‘man’.
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