Thulborn is an ancient Anglo-Saxon
name that is derived from the baptismal name for the son of Thurburn.
This ancient personal name
was originally derived from the name of the Saxon God of Thunder, Thor.
After the Norman Conquest
, the Old English naming system gradually dissolved. Old English names became less common and were replaced by popular continental European names. The earliest surnames in England
were found shortly after the Norman Conquest
and are of Norman French rather than native English origins.
Early Origins of the Thulborn family
The surname Thulborn was first found in Norfolk
where Thomas filius
Thurbernus (Turberni) was listed 1153-1186. A few years later, Richard Turbern was listed in the Feet of Fines in 1198 and later, Richard Thurubern was listed at Ely in Norfolk
in 1277. The name may have been listed in the Domesday Book
as Thurbernus, Turbern and Torbern, CITATION[CLOSE]
Reaney, P.H and R.M. Wilson, A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X)
but it from the Norfolk
branch that seems the most prevalent in these early years. In Sussex
, the name claims descendancy from Thunder (Thor) or Thunder's Hill at Chittingly. Thor was the name of the ancient Saxon God of Thunder.
Early History of the Thulborn family
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Thulborn Spelling Variations
Thulborn has been spelled many different ways. Before English spelling became standardized over the last few hundred
years, spelling variations
in names were a common occurrence. As the English language changed in the Middle Ages, absorbing pieces of Latin and French, as well as other languages, the spelling of people's names also changed considerably, even over a single lifetime. Many variations of the name Thulborn have been found, including Thorburn, Thurburn, Thurbrand, Torburn and others.
Early Notables of the Thulborn family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Thulborn family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Thulborn Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
- John Thulborn, aged 35, who arrived in South Australia in 1852 aboard the ship "Epaminondas" CITATION[CLOSE]
South Australian Register Tuesday 3 February 1852. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) EPAMINONDAS 1852. Retrieved www.theshipslist.com/ships/australia/epaminondas1852.shtml