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Theakston Early Origins



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.

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Theakston Spelling Variations


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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.

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Theakston Early History


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Theakston Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Theakston research. Another 181 words (13 lines of text) covering the years 1376, 1619 and 1603 are included under the topic Early Theakston History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Theakston Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Theakston Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Theakston 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:

Theakston Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • John Theakston, who arrived in Washington County, Pennsylvania in 1833

Theakston Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

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

Theakston Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • John H. Theakston arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Rajasthan" in 1838 [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) RAJASTHAN 1838. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1838Rajasthan.htm

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Contemporary Notables of the name Theakston (post 1700)


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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

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Theakston Historic Events


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Theakston Historic Events




Halifax Explosion

  • Major Theakston (1832-1917), Canadian resident from Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada who survived the Halifax Explosion on 6th December 1917 but later died due to injuries

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Citations


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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. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) RAJASTHAN 1838. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1838Rajasthan.htm

Other References

  1. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
  2. Crispin, M. Jackson and Leonce Mary. Falaise Roll Recording Prominent Companions of William Duke of Normandy at the Conquest of England. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  3. Reaney P.H and R.M. Wilson. A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X).
  4. Cook, Chris. English Historical Facts 1603-1688. London: MacMillan, 1980. Print.
  5. Bowman, George Ernest. The Mayflower Reader A Selection of Articales from The Mayflower Descendent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  6. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
  7. Foster, Joseph. Dictionary of Heraldry Feudal Coats of Arms and Pedigrees. London: Bracken Books, 1989. Print. (ISBN 1-85170-309-8).
  8. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
  9. Ingram, Rev. James. Translator Anglo-Saxon Chronicle 1823. Print.
  10. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
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