Thayne History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Thayne family

The surname Thayne was first found in Banffshire (Gaelic: Siorrachd Bhanbh), former Scottish county located in the northeasterly Grampian region of Scotland, now of divided between the Council Areas of Moray and Aberdeenshire, where they held a family seat from very ancient times, before and after the Norman Conquest in 1066.

One of the earliest records of the family was Philip de Thaun ( fl. 1120), the Anglo-Norman writer who probably belonged to a Norman family of Thaun or Than, near Caen, but had come to England, perhaps with his uncle Hunfrei de Thaun. [1]

Early History of the Thayne family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Thayne research. Another 90 words (6 lines of text) covering the years 1117, 1198, 1222, 1253, 1541, 1563 and 1608 are included under the topic Early Thayne History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Thayne Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Thane, Thain, Thaine, Thayne, Theyne and others.

Early Notables of the Thayne family (pre 1700)

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United States Thayne migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Thayne Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Isabelle Thayne immigrated to Providence, Rhode Island in 1845
  • William Thayne went to Philadelphia in 1878
  • P.O. Thayne, aged 36, who landed in America, in 1893
Thayne Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
  • F. W. Thayne, who immigrated to the United States, in 1906
  • Charlotte L. Thayne, who landed in America, in 1906
  • John B Thayne, aged 34, who landed in America from Dublin, Ireland, in 1915
  • Chris Thayne, aged 50, who immigrated to the United States, in 1918
  • Christopher Thayne, aged 50, who settled in America, in 1918
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Contemporary Notables of the name Thayne (post 1700) +

  • Emma Lou Thayne (1924-2014), American Mormon poet and novelist, known for writing the words to the hymn "Where Can I Turn for Peace"
  • David Cruz Thayne (b. 1971), American former professional tennis player and Democratic congressional candidate
  • I. John Thayne, American politician, Candidate for Mayor of Syracuse, Utah, 1991 [2]
  • Sir John Thayne Forbes (b. 1938), retired British judge and barrister; he presided over the trial of Harold Shipman in 2000
  • Thayne Martin McCulloh (b. 1964), American social psychologist and academic administrator, President of Gonzaga University (2010-)


  1. ^ Smith, George (ed), Dictionary of National Biography. London: Smith, Elder & Co., 1885-1900. Print
  2. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 22) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html


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