The surname Sculthorp is a distinguished Anglo-Saxon
surname whose roots can be traced back to the Vikings
who once dominated the shores of Britain. The name is derived from "Sculthorpe," the name of a parish in Norfolk
which is itself made up of two Old Norse elements: "Skuli," a personal name
, and "thorpe," meaning "settlement." It is likely that the original bearer of this name was a native of this parish.
Early Origins of the Sculthorp family
The surname Sculthorp was first found in Norfolk
, where the parish of Sculthorpe is located. It was a common practice of the time to refer to a new resident of a city by the name of his hometown; thus, the progenitor of the name Sculthorp may have been a native of the parish of Sculthorpe who had settled in a different city.
Early History of the Sculthorp family
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Sculthorp Spelling Variations
of this family name include: Sculthorp, Sculthorpe, Skullthorp, Skullthorpe and others.
Early Notables of the Sculthorp family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Sculthorp family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: John Sculthorp, who immigrated to Virginia in 1725; John Sculthorpe, who was naturalized in New York in 1838; and James Sculthorp, who was recorded in the 1871 census of Ontario..