Early Origins of the Thackston family
The surname Thackston was first found in North Yorkshire
at Theakston, a village and civil parish in the Hambleton district which is sometimes spelt Theakstone. Relatively small over the years, the village dates back to the Domesday Book
of 1086 where it was listed as Eston. CITATION[CLOSE]
Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds., Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8)
Later in 1157, the village was named Thekeston and probably meant "farmstead or village of a man called Theodec," from the Old English personal name
+ "tun." CITATION[CLOSE]
Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)
Hence, conjecturally, the surname is descended from the tenant
of the village and lands of Theakston, held by Robert, Count Alan's man, who was recorded in the Domesday Book
census of 1086.
Early History of the Thackston family
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Thackston Spelling Variations
of this family name include: Theackston, Theaxton, Thexton, Theakston, Thaxton, Thackston, Theakstone, Thekston, Thakston and many more.
Early Notables of the Thackston family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Thackston family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Thackston Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
- Thomas B. Thackston, aged 53, who arrived in Cedar Springs, California, in 1913
Contemporary Notables of the name Thackston (post 1700)
- Chad Thackston, American actor and producer, known for Dreamland Murders (2014), Dawn of the Crescent Moon (2014) and Between the Lines (2015)
- Lindy Thackston, American pit reporter at the 2001 and 2011 Indy Grand Prix of Alabama
- Wheeler M. Thackston Jr. (b. 1944), American Orientalist, editor and translator of Chaghatai, Arabic and Persian texts