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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.

Silverthorne Early Origins



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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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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Silverthorne Early History


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Silverthorne Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Silverthorne research. Another 324 words (23 lines of text) covering the years 1350, 1464, 1504, 1560, 1620, and 1700 are included under the topic Early Silverthorne History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Silverthorne Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Silverthorne Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 40 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Silverthorne Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Silverthorne Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Seth. Silverthorne, aged 18, a labourer, arrived in South Australia in 1852 aboard the ship "Sibella"
  • Mary Silverthorne, aged 14, a nurse maid, arrived in South Australia in 1852 aboard the ship "Sibella"

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Silverthorne Historic Events


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Silverthorne Historic Events




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

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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Markale, J. Celtic Civilization. London: Gordon & Cremonesi, 1976. Print.
    2. Dunkling, Leslie. Dictionary of Surnames. Toronto: Collins, 1998. Print. (ISBN 0004720598).
    3. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
    4. MacAulay, Thomas Babington. History of England from the Accession of James the Second 4 volumes. New York: Harper and Brothers, 1879. Print.
    5. Thirsk, Joan. The Agrarian History of England and Wales. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press: 7 Volumes. Print.
    6. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    7. Elster, Robert J. International Who's Who. London: Europa/Routledge. Print.
    8. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    9. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
    10. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
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    The Silverthorne Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Silverthorne Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

    This page was last modified on 12 February 2014 at 14:19.

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