The surname Sculthorpe 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 Sculthorpe family
The surname Sculthorpe 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 Sculthorpe may have been a native of the parish of Sculthorpe who had settled in a different city.
Early History of the Sculthorpe family
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Sculthorpe Spelling Variations
Spelling variations of this family name include: Sculthorp, Sculthorpe, Skullthorp, Skullthorpe and others.
Early Notables of the Sculthorpe family (pre 1700)
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