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Thorington Early Origins



The surname Thorington was first found in Devon where they held a family seat from very ancient times where there are no fewer than three towns and villages by that name: Black Torrington, Great Torrington and Little Torrington. The place names were collectively listed as Tori(n)tona [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds., Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8)
in the Domesday Book of 1086 but by 1219 the village was known as Blaketorrintun which later evolved into Black Torrington. Great Torrington has historically been the largest and most historical of the parishes. "The name of this place is derived from its situation on the river Torridge; and its antiquity as a market-town is evident from various old records, in which it occurs under the appellation of Cheping-Toriton. At a very early period it gave the title of Baron to its lords, who had the power of life and death throughout the lordship." [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
Great Torrington was the site of the Battle of Torrington on February 16, 1646 between the Royalists and the Parliamentarians. HMS Torrington was a 32-gun fifth rate launched in 1676. The surname is conjecturally descended from Roger who held lands from the Norman Baron Ralph of Pomeroy. Thorington is a village and a civil parish in the hundred of Blything, in Suffolk.

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Thorington Spelling Variations


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Thorington Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Torrington, Torrinton, Torring and others.

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Thorington Early History


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Thorington Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Thorington research. Another 103 words (7 lines of text) covering the years 164 and 1645 are included under the topic Early Thorington History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Thorington Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Thorington Early Notables (pre 1700)



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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Thorington Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Ann Thorington, who arrived in Maryland in 1659

Thorington Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Henry Thorington, aged 37, arrived in South Australia in 1856 aboard the ship "Nimroud"

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Contemporary Notables of the name Thorington (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Thorington (post 1700)



  • James Thorington (1816-1887), American frontiersman, lawyer, judge, and politician, Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Iowa (1855-1857)
  • Justus Thorington (1848-1927), American Democrat politician,Midland County Sheriff, 1891-92; Member of Michigan State House of Representatives, 1903-04; Defeated, 1900; Candidate for Mayor of Midland, Michigan, 1914
  • John H. Thorington, American politician, Mayor of Davenport, Iowa, 1840
  • James Thorington (1816-1887), American Republican politician, Mayor of Davenport, Iowa, 1843-46; U.S. Representative from Iowa 2nd District, 1855-57; Delegate to Republican National Convention from Iowa, 1856; U.S. Consul in Aspinwall, 1872-82
  • Jack Thorington (b. 1871), American politician, Mayor of Montgomery, Alabama, 1839-40

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  1. ^ Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds., Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8)
  2. ^ Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.

Other References

  1. Marcharn, Frederick George. A Constitutional History of Modern England 1485 to the Present. London: Harper and Brothers, 1960. Print.
  2. 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.
  3. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Peerage and Baronetage, The Privy Council, Knightage and Compainonage. London: Burke Publishing, 1921. Print.
  4. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
  5. Holt, J.C. Ed. Domesday Studies. Woodbridge: Boydell, 1987. Print. (ISBN 0-85115-477-8).
  6. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
  7. Papworth, J.W and A.W Morant. Ordinary of British Armorials. London: T.Richards, 1874. Print.
  8. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
  9. Foster, Joseph. Dictionary of Heraldry Feudal Coats of Arms and Pedigrees. London: Bracken Books, 1989. Print. (ISBN 1-85170-309-8).
  10. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
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The Thorington Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Thorington 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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