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The surname Thistle was first found in the Channel Islands where they held a family seat from very ancient times before and after the Norman Conquest in 1066.

Spelling variations of this family name include: Thistle, Thissell, Thisell, Thisle and others.


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This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Thistle research. Another 304 words (22 lines of text) covering the year 1663 is included under the topic Early Thistle History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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More information is included under the topic Early Thistle Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Thistle Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Jeffrey Thistle settled in Marblehead Massachusetts in 1635

Thistle Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Richard Thistle settled in America in 1715

Thistle Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • James Thistle settled in Philadelphia in 1862

Thistle Settlers in Canada in the 17th Century

  • Amy Thistle of Harbour Grace, Newfoundland, claims her ancestors settled there in 1663

Thistle Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • Thomas Thistle was Constable of Carbonear about 1730
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  • Thomas L. Thistle, American politician, Mayor of Melrose, Massachusetts, 1953
  • Thomas Thistle (1853-1936), English Anglican priest in England, New Zealand and Australia
  • Michael James Thistle (b. 1980), Australian cricketer who played several matches for Western Australia in 2003
  • Anna Thistle, Canadian politician
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Citations



    Other References

    1. Fairbairn. Fairbain's book of Crests of the Families of Great Britain and Ireland, 4th Edition 2 volumes in one. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1968. Print.
    2. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds. Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
    3. Elster, Robert J. International Who's Who. London: Europa/Routledge. Print.
    4. Shirley, Evelyn Philip. Noble and Gentle Men of England Or Notes Touching The Arms and Descendants of the Ancient Knightley and Gentle Houses of England Arranged in their Respective Counties 3rd Edition. Westminster: John Bowyer Nichols and Sons, 1866. Print.
    5. 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.
    6. The Norman People and Their Existing Descendants in the British Dominions and the United States Of America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0636-X).
    7. Bowman, George Ernest. The Mayflower Reader A Selection of Articales from The Mayflower Descendent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    8. Virkus, Frederick A. Ed. Immigrant Ancestors A List of 2,500 Immigrants to America Before 1750. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1964. Print.
    9. Bede, The Venerable. Historia Ecclesiatica Gentis Anglorum (The Ecclesiastical History Of the English People). Available through Internet Medieval Sourcebook the Fordham University Centre for Medieval Studies. Print.
    10. Hinde, Thomas Ed. The Domesday Book England's Heritage Then and Now. Surrey: Colour Library Books, 1995. Print. (ISBN 1-85833-440-3).
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    The Thistle Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Thistle Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

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