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Early Origins of the Thigh family

The surname Thigh was first found in Holland, where the name became noted for its many branches in the region, each house acquiring a status and influence which was envied by the princes of the region. The name was first recorded in Gelderland, (Guelders) an ancient province surrounding the town of Gelder. To the south of Friesland this province was originally in two parts north and south of the Rhine. In addition, the province is sub-divided into four towns, or quarters, Nijmegan, Arnhem, Zutphen and Roermond, each having unique rights and customs. Apeldoorn is a city of note. In their later history the surname became a power unto themselves and were elevated to the ranks of nobility as they grew into this most influential family.

Early History of the Thigh family

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Thigh Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Thye, Thy, Thyes, Thys, Thyese, Thyses, Thyi, Thyis, Thyy, Tye, Tie, van Tye, van Thye, Thyee and many more.

Early Notables of the Thigh family (pre 1700)

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Migration of the Thigh family to the New World and Oceana

Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Jan Thys, who arrived in New Netherland in 1649; James Thigpen, who came to North Carolina in 1653; Johan Nic Thys, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1738.

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