Towner Family History
Towner Name Meaning
English (Sussex and Kent):: topographic name from Middle English toun(e) ton(e) ‘town village settlement’ (Old English tūn) + -er for someone who lived in a ‘town’. Compare Town . perhaps occasionally an occupational name for a toll taker or tax collector from tolenar an agent derivative of Middle English toll ‘tax payment’. Compare Towler .
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press