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Early Origins of the Gunthorp family

The surname Gunthorp was first found in Northumberland where Yvo de Gunethorp was listed in the Curia Regis Rolls for 1207.

Gunthorpe can be found in Lincolnshire, Norfolk, Northamptonshire and Nottinghamshire. The Domesday Book had two entries for these place names: in Norfolk, the parish was known as Gunestorp; and in Nottinghamshire the hamlet was known as Gulnetorp. [1]

Early London records show Bartholomew de Gunthorp and Robert de Gunthorp, 20 Edward I (during the twentieth year of King Edward I's reign.) [2]

Literally the place names meant "outlying farmstead of a man called Gunni." [3]

Early History of the Gunthorp family

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Gunthorp Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Gunthorpe, Gunthorp, Gunthrop, Gunthrup, Guntrip and others.

Early Notables of the Gunthorp family (pre 1700)

Notable amongst the family name during their early history was John Gunthorpe or Gundorp (died 1498), an English administrator, Keeper of the Privy Seal and Dean of Wells. He is "said to have been educated at Balliol College, and afterwards to have accompanied John Free to Italy, where he studied at Ferrara under Guarino of Verona (d. 1460), and became one of his most learned pupils. On returning to England Gunthorpe was...
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Migration of the Gunthorp family

Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: settlers, who arrived along the eastern seaboard, from Newfoundland, to Maine, to Virginia, the Carolinas, and to the islands.

  1. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds., Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8)
  2. Bardsley, C.W, A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6)
  3. Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4) on Facebook