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Thirkell History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms



The Thirkell surname is derived from an Old Norse personal name, which was in common use throughout England during the Middle Ages.


Early Origins of the Thirkell family


The surname Thirkell was first found in Yorkshire where the family name was first referenced in the 11th century when they held estates in that shire. [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Reaney, P.H and R.M. Wilson, A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X)

Thurkill, Thorkill or Turgesius (d. 845), was the Danish king of North Ireland and presumed to have been the son of Harold Harfagr as Snorri Sturleson. "He has, however, with more probability been identified with Ragnar Lodbrok, the half-mythical king of Denmark and Norway. As Thurkill he arrived in Ireland with a royal fleet in 832. He took Dublin in the same year, and afterwards assumed the government of all the northmen in Ireland. A few years later, perhaps in 841, Thurkill drove out the abbot of Armagh and assumed the abbacy. in 845, he was taken prisoner by Malachy, then king of Meath (afterwards king of Ireland), and drowned in Loch Owel in what is now Westmeath. " [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
Smith, George (ed), Dictionary of National Biography. London: Smith, Elder & Co., 1885-1900. Print

His brother, Thurkill or Thorkill ( fl. 1009), was a Danish invader, is said to have come to England to avenge a brother, possibly one of the victims of the massacre of St. Brice's Day, 13 Nov. 1002. [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
Smith, George (ed), Dictionary of National Biography. London: Smith, Elder & Co., 1885-1900. Print

Roger de Thurkilbi (d. 1260), was an early English judge, the son and heir of Thomas de Thurkilbi, who took his name from a hamlet in the parish of Kirby Grindalyth in the East Riding of Yorkshire. [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
Smith, George (ed), Dictionary of National Biography. London: Smith, Elder & Co., 1885-1900. Print


Early History of the Thirkell family


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Thirkell Spelling Variations


Spelling variations of this family name include: Thirkell, Thirkeld, Thirkill, Thirkel, Thirkle, Thirkill, Therkle, Therkill, Therkill, Therkill, Therkeld, Thurkell, Thurkettel, Thurkettle, Thirkettle, Thurtle, Thorkill, Thurkill, Thirhill, Therkhill, Turkell, Tirkell, Terkill, Turgell, Turgill, Tergill, Toghill, Tirchell, Tirchill and many more.

Early Notables of the Thirkell family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the Thirkell family to the New World and Oceana


Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Thirkell Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Joseph Thirkell, who settled in New York in 1801
  • Thomas Thirkell, who settled in New York in 1801
  • John Thirkell, who landed in New York in 1801 [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)
  • Joseph Thirkell, who arrived in New York in 1801 [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)
  • Thomas Thirkell, who landed in New York in 1801 [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)

Thirkell Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Thomas Thirkell, aged 37, who arrived in South Australia in 1854 aboard the ship "Lord of the Isles" [4]CITATION[CLOSE]
    South Australian Register Monday 14th August 1854. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) Lord of the Isles 1854. Retrieved http://www.theshipslist.com/ships/australia/jamesfernie1854.shtml

Thirkell Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Herbert Thirkell, who arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Ashburton" in 1857
  • Maria Thirkell, who arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Ashburton" in 1857

Contemporary Notables of the name Thirkell (post 1700)


  • Angela Margaret Thirkell (1891-1961), English novelist
  • Angela Thirkell (1890-1961), English author and Australian novelist, who sometimes wrote under the pseudonym Leslie Parker
  • John Thirkell, British trumpet player

Historic Events for the Thirkell family



HMS Royal Oak

  • Ronald Thirkell (d. 1939), British Able Seaman with the Royal Navy aboard the HMS Royal Oak when she was torpedoed by U-47 and sunk; he died in the sinking [5]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Ships hit by U-boats crew list HMS Royal Oak (08) - (Retrieved 2018 February, 9th) - retrieved from https://uboat.net/allies/merchants/crews/ship68.html

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Citations


  1. ^ Reaney, P.H and R.M. Wilson, A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X)
  2. ^ Smith, George (ed), Dictionary of National Biography. London: Smith, Elder & Co., 1885-1900. Print
  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. ^ South Australian Register Monday 14th August 1854. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) Lord of the Isles 1854. Retrieved http://www.theshipslist.com/ships/australia/jamesfernie1854.shtml
  5. ^ Ships hit by U-boats crew list HMS Royal Oak (08) - (Retrieved 2018 February, 9th) - retrieved from https://uboat.net/allies/merchants/crews/ship68.html


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