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Early Origins of the Thorington family


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.

Early History of the Thorington family


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Thorington Spelling Variations


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

Early Notables of the Thorington family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the Thorington family to the New World and Oceana


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 [3]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)

Thorington Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

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

Contemporary Notables of the name Thorington (post 1700)


  • 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 [4]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, August 18) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • John H. Thorington, American politician, Mayor of Davenport, Iowa, 1840 [4]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, August 18) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • 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 [4]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, August 18) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • Jack Thorington (b. 1871), American politician, Mayor of Montgomery, Alabama, 1839-40 [4]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, August 18) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • James Thorington (1816-1887), American frontiersman, lawyer, judge, and politician, Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Iowa (1855-1857)

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Citations


  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.
  3. ^ 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)
  4. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, August 18) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html

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