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." [1]

Early Origins of the Sculthorpe family

The surname Sculthorpe was first found in Norfolk, at Sculthorpe, a parish, in the union of Walsingham, hundred of Gallow. [2] This parish dates back to the Domesday Book of 1086 when it was recorded as Sculatorpa. [3]

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
  • Mr. Charles Sculthorpe, (Scroggins) who was convicted in Lincoln, Lincolnshire, England for 14 years, transported aboard the "Dick" on 2nd October 1820, arriving in New South Wales, Australia [4]
  • George Sculthorpe, English convict from Middlesex, who was transported aboard the "Andromeda" on November 13, 1832, settling in New South Wales, Australia [5]
  • Mr. James Sculthorpe, English convict who was convicted in London, England for 10 years, transported aboard the ""Blenheim"" on 24th July 1850, arriving in Tasmania ( Van Diemen's Land) and Norfolk Island, Australia [6]

Contemporary Notables of the name Sculthorpe (post 1700) +

  • Lauren Sculthorpe Petley, American researcher at Clarkson University, Potsdam, New York
  • Stephen "Stevie" Sculthorpe (b. 1983), American actor from Florida, known for Longshot (2001) and The Cost (2009), brother of Joey Sculthorpe
  • Joseph "Joey" Sculthorpe (b. 1981), American actor from Miami, Florida, known for Longshot (2001), The Fairytale Syndrome (2015) and Thirty, Flirty, and Thriving (2012)
  • Danny Sculthorpe (b. 1979), also known by the nickname of "Scully", an English former professional rugby league footballer, brother of Paul Sculthorpe
  • Paul Sculthorpe MBE (b. 1977), English former professional rugby league footballer who played from 1995 to 1998 including for England and Great Britain at international level
  • Nicholas Sculthorpe, British researcher at the University of the West of Scotland
  • Peter Joshua Sculthorpe AO, OBE (1929-2014), noted Australian composer from Launceston, Tasmania, best known for his works Kakadu (1988) and Earth Cry (1992)


  1. ^ Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)
  2. ^ Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
  3. ^ Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds., Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8)
  4. ^ Convict Records Voyages to Australia (Retrieved 8th July 2021). Retrieved from https://convictrecords.com.au/ships/Dick
  5. ^ 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
  6. ^ Convict Records Voyages to Australia (Retrieved 25th October 2020). Retrieved from https://convictrecords.com.au/ships/blenheim


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