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The English surname Silverthorne is of several distinct origins. Firstly, it is derived from the Old English "silfor," meaning "silversmith"; in this instance, the progenitor of the name would have been someone who practiced this profession. Alternatively, the name may be derived from the Old English "seolfre," meaning "silvery stream," and would in this case refer to someone who lived by such a stream.

Early Origins of the Silverthorne family


The surname Silverthorne was first found in Hertfordshire, where the family was anciently seated as Lords of the Manor. The Saxon influence of English history diminished after the Battle of Hastings in 1066; the language of the courts was French for the next three centuries and the Norman ambience prevailed. However, the Anglo-Saxon surname Silverthorne survived and the family was first referenced in the 13th century, when it held estates in that shire. The earliest known bearer of the name was John Siluer, who was listed in the Book of Seals for Lincolnshire in 1205.

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Early History of the Silverthorne family

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Early History of the Silverthorne family


This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Silverthorne research.
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Silverthorne Spelling Variations

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Silverthorne Spelling Variations


Spelling variations of this family name include: Silver, Silvar, Silber, Silvers, Silvars, Silvia, Sylvia and many more.

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Early Notables of the Silverthorne family (pre 1700)

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Early Notables of the Silverthorne family (pre 1700)


Distinguished members of the family include Sir Batholemew Silver, who was seated in Hertfordshire about 1350; Alexander Silver, a wealthy East India trader from Aberdeenshire, Scotland in the 1700s; and George Silver (c.1560s-1620s), English gentleman...
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Migration of the Silverthorne family to Ireland

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Migration of the Silverthorne family to Ireland


Some of the Silverthorne family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
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Migration of the Silverthorne family to the New World and Oceana

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Migration of the Silverthorne family to the New World and Oceana


Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Silverthorne Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Seth. Silverthorne, aged 18, a labourer, who arrived in South Australia in 1852 aboard the ship "Sibella" [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    South Australian Register Tuesday 3 February 1852. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) SIBELLA 1852. Retrieved http://www.theshipslist.com/ships/australia/sibella1852.shtml.
  • Mary Silverthorne, aged 14, a nurse maid, who arrived in South Australia in 1852 aboard the ship "Sibella" [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    South Australian Register Tuesday 3 February 1852. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) SIBELLA 1852. Retrieved http://www.theshipslist.com/ships/australia/sibella1852.shtml.

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Historic Events for the Silverthorne family

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Historic Events for the Silverthorne family



RMS Titanic

  • Mr. Spencer Victor Silverthorne, aged 35, American First Class passenger from St. Louis, Missouri who sailed aboard the RMS Titanic and survived the sinking escaping in life boat 5 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Titanic Passenger List - Titanic Facts. (Retrieved 2016, July 13) . Retrieved from http://www.titanicfacts.net/titanic-passenger-list.html

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  1. ^ South Australian Register Tuesday 3 February 1852. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) SIBELLA 1852. Retrieved http://www.theshipslist.com/ships/australia/sibella1852.shtml.
  2. ^ Titanic Passenger List - Titanic Facts. (Retrieved 2016, July 13) . Retrieved from http://www.titanicfacts.net/titanic-passenger-list.html

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