Thompham History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms 

Early Origins of the Thompham family

The surname Thompham was first found in the North Riding of Yorkshire at Agelthorpe of Agglethorpe, a township, in the parish of Coverham, union of Leyburn, wapentake of Hang-West. "The monks of Coverham had land here, valued at £1. 6. 8. per annum; and the village, which is situated on the northern acclivity of the romantic Coverdale, is remarkable for its ancient Hall, now a farmhouse, which once belonged to the Topham family." [1]

Important Dates for the Thompham family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Thompham research. Another 83 words (6 lines of text) covering the years 1751, 1820, 1710, 1749, 1639, 1713, 1664, 1671, 1695 and 1713 are included under the topic Early Thompham History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Thompham Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Topham, Topam, Toppam and others.

Early Notables of the Thompham family (pre 1700)

Distinguished members of the family include Edward Topham (1751-1820), English journalist, playwright, poet, and landowner from Wold Newton, Yorkshire; and Thomas Topham (c. 1710 - 1749), famous English strongman. Thomas Tompion (1639-1713), known as 'the father of English watchmaking,' is said to have been born at Northhill, Bedfordshire. "Tompion was...
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Migration of the Thompham family

Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Robert Topham who settled in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1820 with a child; Richard Topham settled in Nova Scotia with his wife and child in 1774; Mr. and Mrs. Topham settled in Charles Town [Charleston], South Carolina in 1821..

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Citations

  1. ^ Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
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