Sculthorpe History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

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

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Sculthorpe research. Another 83 words (6 lines of text) covering the years 1324, 1325, and 1825 are included under the topic Early Sculthorpe History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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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United States Sculthorpe migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Sculthorpe Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Hy. Sculthorpe, aged 34, who immigrated to the United States from Liverpool, in 1897
Sculthorpe Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
  • Henry Sculthorpe, aged 66, who settled in America from Sleaford, in 1905
  • Ada Sculthorpe, aged 22, who landed in America from Seaton, in 1905
  • Alice Sculthorpe, aged 19, who settled in America from Seaton, in 1905
  • Chas. Sculthorpe, aged 25, who landed in America from Seaton, in 1905
  • Henry Sculthorpe, aged 68, who immigrated to the United States from Edinburgh, Scotland, in 1908
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Australia Sculthorpe migration to Australia +

Emigration to Australia followed the First Fleets of convicts, tradespeople and early settlers. Early immigrants include:

Sculthorpe Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
  • George Sculthorpe, English convict from Middlesex, who was transported aboard the "Andromeda" on November 13, 1832, settling in New South Wales, Australia [1]

Contemporary Notables of the name Sculthorpe (post 1700) +

  • Peter Joshua Sculthorpe AO, OBE (b. 1929), noted Australian composer from Launceston, Tasmania, best known for his works Kakadu (1988) and Earth Cry (1992)


  1. ^ State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2014, November 27) Andromeda voyage to New South Wales, Australia in 1832 with 186 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/andromeda/1832


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