Gunthorpe History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
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Early Origins of the Gunthorpe family
The surname Gunthorpe was first found in Northumberland where they held a family seat on the English/Scottish border. After the Norman Conquest of England many of Duke William's rebellious Barons moved north. The border became a convenient no-man's land. Notable families such as the Percy, the Umfravilles and the Nevilles gathered many supporting clans around them. In the 16th century they became known as the 'unruly clans'. In that century, many of those clans drove their herds south, and they settled in Yorkshire and Lancashire. The name was first recorded in 1207 when Ivo Gunthorpe held estates in the county.
Important Dates for the Gunthorpe family
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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)
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Migration of the Gunthorpe 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.