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The Anglo-Saxon name Henthorn comes from when the family resided in either of the settlements called Henton in the counties of Oxfordshire and Somerset. The surname Henthorn belongs to the large category of Anglo-Saxon habitation names, which are derived from pre-existing names for towns, villages, parishes, or farmsteads.

Henthorn Early Origins



The surname Henthorn was first found in Oxfordshire, where evidence suggests they held a family seat from before the Norman Conquest in 1066.

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Henthorn Spelling Variations


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Henthorn Spelling Variations



Before English spelling was standardized a few hundred years ago, spelling variations of names were a common occurrence. Elements of Latin, French and other languages became incorporated into English through the Middle Ages, and name spellings changed even among the literate. The variations of the surname Henthorn include Henton, Henston, Hennton, Hentone, Heanton and others.

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Henthorn Early History


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Henthorn Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Henthorn research. Another 299 words (21 lines of text) covering the years 1086 and 1273 are included under the topic Early Henthorn History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Henthorn Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Henthorn Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 20 words (1 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Henthorn Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration



A great wave of immigration to the New World was the result of the enormous political and religious disarray that struck England at that time. Families left for the New World in extremely large numbers. The long journey was the end of many immigrants and many more arrived sick and starving. Still, those who made it were rewarded with an opportunity far greater than they had known at home in England. These emigrant families went on to make significant contributions to these emerging colonies in which they settled. Some of the first North American settlers carried this name or one of its variants: Elias Henton, who sailed to Virginia in 1624; as did John Henton in 1652; Thomas Henton in 1655; Thomas Henton in 1658; Joane Henton in 1668 and Christopher Henton, in 1672..

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Contemporary Notables of the name Henthorn (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Henthorn (post 1700)



  • Charles B. Henthorn, American politician, Representative from Ohio 17th District, 1904
  • Karen Henthorn (b. 1963), British character actress, best known for her roles as Teresa Bryant in the long-running British soap opera Coronation Street

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Leeson, Francis L. Dictionary of British Peerages. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1121-5).
    2. Sanders, Joanne McRee Edition. English Settlers in Barbados 1637-1800. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    3. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
    4. Bullock, L.G. Historical Map of England and Wales. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1971. Print.
    5. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
    6. Hitching, F.K and S. Hitching. References to English Surnames in 1601-1602. Walton On Thames: 1910. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0181-3).
    7. Burke, Sir Bernard. Burke's Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Landed Gentry: Including American Families with British Ancestry. (2 Volumes). London: Burke Publishing, 1939. Print.
    8. 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.
    9. MacAulay, Thomas Babington. History of England from the Accession of James the Second 4 volumes. New York: Harper and Brothers, 1879. Print.
    10. Humble, Richard. The Fall of Saxon England. New York: Barnes and Noble, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-88029-987-8).
    11. ...

    The Henthorn Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Henthorn 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.

    This page was last modified on 15 May 2016 at 21:56.

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