The Thirkle surname is derived from an Old Norse personal name
, which was in common use throughout England
during the Middle Ages.
Early Origins of the Thirkle family
The surname Thirkle was first found in Yorkshire
where they held a family seat
as Lords of the Manor. The Saxon influence of English history diminished after the Battle of Hastings in 1066. The language of the courts was French for the next three centuries and the Norman ambience prevailed. But Saxon surnames survived and the family name was first referenced in the 11th century when they held estates in that shire.
Early History of the Thirkle family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Thirkle research.Another 343 words (24 lines of text) covering the years 1190, 1510, 1600, 1415, 1420, 1487, 1455 and 1487 are included under the topic Early Thirkle History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Thirkle 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 Thirkle family (pre 1700)
More information is included under the topic Early Thirkle Notables in all our PDF Extended History products
and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Thirkle family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Thirkle Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
- Thomas Thirkle, aged 27, who arrived in New York in 1812 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)
Thirkle Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century
- John Thirkle, who was on record in Prince Edward county, Ontario sometime between 1851 and 1852