Gunthorpe History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Gunthorpe family

The surname Gunthorpe 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 Gunthorpe family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Gunthorpe research. Another 56 words (4 lines of text) covering the years 1310, 1623, 1698, 1498, 1460, 1466, 1468 and 1477 are included under the topic Early Gunthorpe History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Gunthorpe Spelling Variations

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

Early Notables of the Gunthorpe 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...
Another 72 words (5 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Gunthorpe Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.


Australia Gunthorpe migration to Australia +

Emigration to Australia followed the First Fleets of convicts, tradespeople and early settlers. Early immigrants include:

Gunthorpe Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
  • Mr. John Porter Gunthorpe, English convict who was convicted in South Holland (Holland), Lincolnshire, England for 10 years, transported aboard the "Augusta Jessie" on 10th August 1838, arriving in Tasmania ( Van Diemen's Land) [4]


  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)
  4. ^ Convict Records of Australia (Retrieved 23rd August 2020, Retrieved from https://convictrecords.com.au/ships/augusta-jessie)


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