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Theakston History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms



Early Origins of the Theakston family


The surname Theakston 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. [1]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." [2]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 Theakston family


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Theakston Spelling Variations


Spelling variations of this family name include: Theackston, Theaxton, Thexton, Theakston, Thaxton, Thackston, Theakstone, Thekston, Thakston and many more.

Early Notables of the Theakston family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the Theakston family to the New World and Oceana


Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Theakston Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • John Theakston, who arrived in Washington County, Pennsylvania in 1833 [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)

Theakston Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • Major Theakston, aged 55, who arrived in Halifax, Nova Scotia in 1864

Theakston Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • John H. Theakston, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Rajasthan" in 1838 [4]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) RAJASTHAN 1838. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1838Rajasthan.htm

Contemporary Notables of the name Theakston (post 1700)


  • Greg Theakston (b. 1953), American comics artist and illustrator who developed the Theakstonizing process used in comics restoration
  • Jamie Barker Theakston (b. 1970), English television and radio presenter, producer and actor best known for hosting Top of the Pops
  • William "Will" Theakston (b. 1984), English actor, best known for his appearance in the first Harry Potter movie
  • Robert Theakston, English co-founder of Theakston, a British brewery in Masham, Yorkshire in 1827, the second largest brewer under family ownership in England
  • Paul Theakston, English founder of the Black Sheep Brewery in Masham, Yorkshire in 1992

Historic Events for the Theakston family



Halifax Explosion

  • Major Theakston (1832-1917), Canadian resident from Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada who survived the explosion but later died due to injuries [5]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Halifax Explosion Book of Remembrance | Maritime Museum of the Atlantic. (Retrieved 2014, June 23) . Retrieved from https://maritimemuseum.novascotia.ca/what-see-do/halifax-explosion/halifax-explosion-book-remembrance

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Citations


  1. ^ Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds., Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8)
  2. ^ Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)
  3. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  4. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) RAJASTHAN 1838. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1838Rajasthan.htm
  5. ^ Halifax Explosion Book of Remembrance | Maritime Museum of the Atlantic. (Retrieved 2014, June 23) . Retrieved from https://maritimemuseum.novascotia.ca/what-see-do/halifax-explosion/halifax-explosion-book-remembrance

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