Tower Family History
Tower Name Meaning
English: topographic name for someone who lived near a tower usually a defensive fortification or watchtower from Middle English Old French tūr (from Latin turris). English: occupational name for someone who dressed white leather cured with alum rather than tanned with bark from an agent derivative of Middle English taw(en) (Old English tawian ‘to prepare make ready’). Americanized form of German Tauer .
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022