Early Origins of the Therseby family
The surname Therseby was first found in Cumberland
, the name derives from Gospatrick, Lord of Thoresby, from whom was descended Thomas Thoresby of Braithwaite in Cumberland
. The village named Thursby is still there today and dates back to 1165 when it was recorded as Thoresby. The name is generally thought to have been derived from the personal name
Thorir, and in the case of the village, would have meant "farmstead or village of a man called Thorir."CITATION[CLOSE]
Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)
Alternatively, the name could have been derived from "North and South Thoresby, parishes in Lincolnshire. The family claim Saxon origin, being derived from Gospatrick, lord of Thoresby, who was living at the time of the Conquest. " CITATION[CLOSE]
Lowe, Mark Anthony, Patronymica Britannica, A Dictionary of Family Names of the United Kingdom. London: John Russel Smith, 1860. Print.
John Thoresby (d. 1373), was Archbishop of York and Chancellor, the son of Hugh de Thoresby of Thoresby in Wensleydale, Yorkshire. "He seems to have been educated at Oxford, and as early as 15 Oct. 1320, when an acolyte, was presented to the living of Bramwith, Yorkshire, by Thomas, Earl of Lancaster. " CITATION[CLOSE]
Smith, George (ed), Dictionary of National Biography. London: Smith, Elder & Co., 1885-1900. Print
Early History of the Therseby family
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Therseby Spelling Variations
of this family name include: Thorsby, Thoresby Thorisbye, Thursby and others.
Early Notables of the Therseby family (pre 1700)
Notable amongst the family at this time was Ralph Thoresby (1658-1725), an English antiquary and topographer, the son of John Thoresby by his wife Ruth, daughter of Ralph Idle of Bulmer in the West Riding of Yorkshire. "His father was a Leeds wool and cloth merchant in good circumstances, who had... Another 62 words (4 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Therseby Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Therseby family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: James Thursby settled in Virginia in 1623; William Thursby settled in Nova Scotia in 1774; Edward Thursby arrived in Philadelphia in 1795; John Thoresby arrived in Philadelphia in 1774..
Therseby Family Crest Products
- ^ Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)
- ^ Lowe, Mark Anthony, Patronymica Britannica, A Dictionary of Family Names of the United Kingdom. London: John Russel Smith, 1860. Print.
- ^ Smith, George (ed), Dictionary of National Biography. London: Smith, Elder & Co., 1885-1900. Print