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Palethorpe Early Origins



The surname Palethorpe was first found in Nottinghamshire where they held a family seat as Lords of the Manor. After the Battle of Hastings in 1066, William, Duke of Normandy, having prevailed over King Harold, granted most of Britain to his many victorious Barons. It was not uncommon to find a Baron, or a Bishop, with 60 or more Lordships scattered throughout the country. These he gave to his sons, nephews and other junior lines of his family and they became known as under-tenants. They adopted the Norman system of surnames which identified the under-tenant with his holdings so as to distinguish him from the senior stem of the family. After many rebellious wars between his Barons, Duke William, commissioned a census of all England to determine in 1086, settling once and for all, who held which land. He called the census the Domesday Book, [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)
indicating that those holders registered would hold the land until the end of time. Hence, conjecturally, the surname is descended from the tenant of the village and lands of Perlethorpe, held by Richard from Roger de Bully, a Norman noble, who was recorded in the Domesday Book census of 1086.

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Palethorpe Spelling Variations


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Palethorpe Spelling Variations



A multitude of spelling variations characterize Norman surnames. Many variations occurred because Old and Middle English lacked any definite spelling rules. The introduction of Norman French to England also had a pronounced effect, as did the court languages of Latin and French. Therefore, one person was often referred to by several different spellings in a single lifetime. The various spellings include Palethorpe, Pailthorp, Pailthorpe, Palethorp, Perlthorp, Perlthorpe, Pallthorp and many more.

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Palethorpe Early History


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Palethorpe Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Palethorpe research. Another 120 words (9 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Palethorpe History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Palethorpe Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Palethorpe Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Palethorpe Notables 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 settlers of this family name were:

Palethorpe Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Thomas Palethorpe, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Gertrude" in 1863

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Contemporary Notables of the name Palethorpe (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Palethorpe (post 1700)



  • Henry Palethorpe (b. 1829), English founder of Palethorpe's, a British producer of cooked meat and pastry products in the 1850's, at one time the world's largest sausage producer, now rebranded as Pork Farms Palethorpes
  • John Thomas "Jack" Palethorpe (1909-1984), English professional footballer who played from 1930 to 1939
  • Philip John Palethorpe (b. 1986), English professional footballer currently playing for Cammell Laird
  • Richard Andrew Palethorpe -Todd (1919-2009), birth name of Richard Todd OBE, an Irish-born British stage and film actor and soldier, the first choice of author Ian Fleming to play James Bond in Dr. No
  • Arthur Palethorpe (b. 1854), New Zealand cricketer who played for Wellington (1879-1880)

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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)

Other References

  1. Skordas, Guest. Ed. The Early Settlers of Maryland an Index to Names or Immigrants Complied from Records of Land Patents 1633-1680 in the Hall of Records Annapolis, Maryland. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1968. Print.
  2. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin . Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
  3. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds. Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
  4. Bowman, George Ernest. The Mayflower Reader A Selection of Articales from The Mayflower Descendent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  5. Library of Congress. American and English Genealogies in the Library of Congress. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1967. Print.
  6. Mills, A.D. Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4).
  7. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
  8. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
  9. Le Patourel, John. The Norman Empire. New York: Oxford University Press, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-19-822525-3).
  10. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
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The Palethorpe Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Palethorpe 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 31 October 2016 at 11:02.

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