Early Origins of the Thorby family
The surname Thorby 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.
Early History of the Thorby family
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Thorby Spelling Variations
of this family name include: Thorsby, Thoresby Thorisbye, Thursby and others.
Early Notables of the Thorby family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Thorby family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Thorby Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
- Ezek Thorby, who landed in Wellington, New Zealand in 1841 aboard the ship Lady Nugent
- Ezekiel Thorby, aged 30, a carpenter, who arrived in Port Nicholson aboard the ship "Lady Nugent" in 1841
- Mary Ann Thorby, aged 27, who arrived in Port Nicholson aboard the ship "Lady Nugent" in 1841
- Elizabeth Thorby, aged 10, who arrived in Port Nicholson aboard the ship "Lady Nugent" in 1841