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The illustrious surname Calthorpe is classified as a habitation surname, which was originally derived from a place-name, and is one form of surname belonging to a broader group called hereditary surnames. Habitation names were derived from pre-existing names for towns, villages, parishes, or farmsteads. Topographic names, form the other broad category of surnames that was given to a person who resided near a physical feature such as a hill, stream, church, or type of tree.

Other local names are derived from the names of houses, manors, estates, regions, and entire counties. As a general rule, the greater the distance between an individual and their homeland, the larger the territory they were named after. For example, a person who only moved to another parish would be known by the name of their original village, while people who migrated to a different country were often known by the name of a region or country from which they came. Calthorpe is a place-name from the place-name Calthorpe, a village in the county of Norfolk.

Calthorpe Early Origins



The surname Calthorpe was first found in Norfolk where they held a family seat as Lords of the Manor of Calthorpe at the time of the taking of the Domesday Book survey in the year 1086 A.D. The survey showed that Calthorpe was a village containing a Church, 2.5 mills and 2 beehives. [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds., Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8)
It was held by Guerri and Osbert from Tihel the Breton from whom the Calthorpes are conjecturally descended.

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Calthorpe Spelling Variations


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Calthorpe Spelling Variations



Since the Old and Middle English languages lacked definite spelling rules, Breton surnames have many spelling variations. Latin and French, which were the official court languages, were also influential on the spelling of surnames. The spelling of surnames was rarely consistent in medieval times, and scribes and church officials recorded names as they sounded rather than adhering to any specific spelling rules. Therefore, it was common to find the same individual referred to with different spellings of their surname in the ancient chronicles. Moreover, a large number of foreign names were brought into England after the Norman Conquest, which accelerated and accentuated the alterations to the spelling of various surnames. The name has been spelled Calthrop, Calthropp, Calthorp, Calthorpe, Cartharp, Carthrop, Carthropp, Carthorp and many more.

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Calthorpe Early History


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Calthorpe Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Calthorpe research. Another 218 words (16 lines of text) covering the years 1339, 1410, 1494, 1440, 1796, 1410, 1494, 1442, 1458, 1464, 1476, 1586, 1637, 1558, 1615, 1614, 1604, 1652, 1643, 1699, 1784, 1658, 1656, 1655, 1719, 1689, 1714, 1713, 1714, 1579, 1552, 1798, 1540, 1616 and 1616 are included under the topic Early Calthorpe History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Calthorpe Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Calthorpe Early Notables (pre 1700)



Notable of this family during the Middle Ages was Sir William Calthorpe, (1410-1494), Knight of the Bath, and Lord of the Manors of Burnham Thorpe, and Ludham, in Norfolk, High Sheriff of Norfolk and Suffolk in 1442, 1458 and 1464 and 1476; Sir Henry Calthorpe (1586-1637), an English lawyer who acted...

Another 154 words (11 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Calthorpe Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Calthorpe In Ireland


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Calthorpe In Ireland



Some of the Calthorpe family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 115 words (8 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Some of the first immigrants to cross the Atlantic and come to North America carried the name Calthorpe, or a variant listed above:

Calthorpe Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Christopher Calthorpe, who arrived in Virginia in 1662

Calthorpe Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Annie Calthorpe, aged 47, originally from Liverpool, arrived in New York City, New York in 1896 aboard the ship "Etruria" from Liverpool & Queenstown [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JX7L-HM6 : 6 December 2014), Annie Calthorpe, 21 Dec 1896; citing departure port Liverpool & Queenstown, arrival port New York City, New York, New York, ship name Etruria, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  • Edith Calthorpe, aged 28, originally from Liverpool, arrived in New York City, New York in 1896 aboard the ship "Etruria" from Liverpool & Queenstown [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JX7L-HMX : 6 December 2014), Edith Calthorpe, 21 Dec 1896; citing departure port Liverpool & Queenstown, arrival port New York City, New York, New York, ship name Etruria, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).

Calthorpe Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Mrs. E. Gough Calthorpe, aged 37, originally from London, arrived in New York in 1906 aboard the ship "Cedric" from Liverpool, England [4]CITATION[CLOSE]
    "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JFFP-36L : 6 December 2014), Mrs. E. Gough Calthorpe, 24 Mar 1906; citing departure port Liverpool, arrival port New York, ship name Cedric, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).

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Contemporary Notables of the name Calthorpe (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Calthorpe (post 1700)



  • Peter Calthorpe (b. 1949), American architect
  • Peter Calthorpe, award-winning American architect, urban designer and urban planner
  • Frederick Somerset Gough "Freddie" Calthorpe (1892-1935), English cricketer, member of the Gough-Calthorpe family
  • Isabella Calthorpe (b. 1980), English actress and model
  • Admiral of the Fleet Sir Somerset Arthur Gough- Calthorpe GCB, GCMG, CVO (b. 1937), British Royal Navy officer
  • Mena Ivy Bright Calthorpe (1905-1996), Australian writer
  • David Calthorpe (b. 1973), former Australian rules footballer

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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds., Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8)
  2. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JX7L-HM6 : 6 December 2014), Annie Calthorpe, 21 Dec 1896; citing departure port Liverpool & Queenstown, arrival port New York City, New York, New York, ship name Etruria, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  3. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JX7L-HMX : 6 December 2014), Edith Calthorpe, 21 Dec 1896; citing departure port Liverpool & Queenstown, arrival port New York City, New York, New York, ship name Etruria, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  4. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JFFP-36L : 6 December 2014), Mrs. E. Gough Calthorpe, 24 Mar 1906; citing departure port Liverpool, arrival port New York, ship name Cedric, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).

Other References

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  2. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
  3. Bowman, George Ernest. The Mayflower Reader A Selection of Articales from The Mayflower Descendent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  4. Leeson, Francis L. Dictionary of British Peerages. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1121-5).
  5. Cook, Chris. English Historical Facts 1603-1688. London: MacMillan, 1980. Print.
  6. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
  7. Shirley, Evelyn Philip. Noble and Gentle Men of England Or Notes Touching The Arms and Descendants of the Ancient Knightley and Gentle Houses of England Arranged in their Respective Counties 3rd Edition. Westminster: John Bowyer Nichols and Sons, 1866. Print.
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  9. Bede, The Venerable. Historia Ecclesiatica Gentis Anglorum (The Ecclesiastical History Of the English People). Available through Internet Medieval Sourcebook the Fordham University Centre for Medieval Studies. Print.
  10. Le Patourel, John. The Norman Empire. New York: Oxford University Press, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-19-822525-3).
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The Calthorpe Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Calthorpe Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

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