This surname is derived from an occupation. ; v. Toller, of which it is a variant; cf. Coulson for Colson or Coulthurst for Colthurst.
Thomas Towler, Yorkshire: Deposition from York Castle (Surtees Society).
1595. Edward Towler (Hertfordshire) and Mary Howe: Marriage Lic. (London).
1788. Married — Thomas Quinney and Ann Towler: St. George, Hanover Square.
— —Thomas Drewett and Mary Towlear: ibid.
Bardsley, Charles Wareing Endell (1901) A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames, with special American instances. London, New York: H. Frowde. Public Domain