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Early Origins of the Thoreson family


The surname Thoreson 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."[1]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. " [2]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 Thoreson family


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Thoreson Spelling Variations


Spelling variations of this family name include: Thorsby, Thoresby Thorisbye, Thursby and others.

Early Notables of the Thoreson family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the Thoreson family to the New World and Oceana


Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: James Thursby settled in Virginia in 1623; William Thursby settled in Nova Scotia in 1774; Edward Thursby arrived in Philadelphia in 1795; John Thoresby arrived in Philadelphia in 1774..

Contemporary Notables of the name Thoreson (post 1700)


  • Simon Thoreson, American Republican politician, Elected Wisconsin State Assembly from Burnett and Polk counties 1902 [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, August 18) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • Harold P. Thoreson, American Democrat politician, Postmaster at San Bernardino, California, 1939-42, 1946-47 (acting, 1939-40) [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, August 18) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • Gilbert Thoreson (b. 1910), American politician, Member of South Dakota State House of Representatives 10th District, 1905-06; Member of South Dakota State Senate 10th District, 1909-10; Died in office 1910 [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, August 18) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html

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Citations


  1. ^ Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)
  2. ^ Lowe, Mark Anthony, Patronymica Britannica, A Dictionary of Family Names of the United Kingdom. London: John Russel Smith, 1860. Print.
  3. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, August 18) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html

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