Arthorp History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
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Early Origins of the Arthorp family
The surname Arthorp was first found in Lincolnshire at Aisthorpe, a parish, in the wapentake of Lawress, parts of Lindsey.  The family name was first referenced in the 13th century when they held estates in that shire.
Early History of the Arthorp family
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Arthorp Spelling Variations
The first dictionaries that appeared in the last few hundred years did much to standardize the English language. Before that time, spelling variations in names were a common occurrence. The language was changing, incorporating pieces of other languages, and the spelling of names changed with it. Arthorp has been spelled many different ways, including Asthorp, Astorpe, Ashtorp, Ashthorpe, Ashtropp, Ashthrupp, Ashtrop, Ashtrope, Astropp and many more.
Early Notables of the Arthorp family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Arthorp family
Thousands of English families in this era began to emigrate the New World in search of land and freedom from religious and political persecution. Although the passage was expensive and the ships were dark, crowded, and unsafe, those who made the voyage safely were rewarded with opportunities unavailable to them in their homeland. Research into passenger and immigration lists has revealed some of the very first Arthorps to arrive in North America: the name represented in many forms and recorded from the mid 17th century in the great migration from Europe. Migrants settled in the eastern seaboard from Newfoundland, to Maine, to Virginia, the Carolinas, and to the islands..
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- ^ Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.