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Thorkell History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms



The Thorkell surname is derived from an Old Norse personal name, which was in common use throughout England during the Middle Ages.

Early Origins of the Thorkell family


The surname Thorkell was first found in Yorkshire where they held a family seat as Lords of the Manor. The Saxon influence of English history diminished after the Battle of Hastings in 1066. The language of the courts was French for the next three centuries and the Norman ambience prevailed. But Saxon surnames survived and the family name was first referenced in the 11th century when they held estates in that shire.

Early History of the Thorkell family


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Thorkell Spelling Variations


Spelling variations of this family name include: Thirkell, Thirkeld, Thirkill, Thirkel, Thirkle, Thirkill, Therkle, Therkill, Therkill, Therkill, Therkeld, Thurkell, Thurkettel, Thurkettle, Thirkettle, Thurtle, Thorkill, Thurkill, Thirhill, Therkhill, Turkell, Tirkell, Terkill, Turgell, Turgill, Tergill, Toghill, Tirchell, Tirchill and many more.

Early Notables of the Thorkell family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the Thorkell family to the New World and Oceana


Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Joseph Thirkell, who came to New York in 1801; Thomas Thirkell, who settled in New York in 1801; John Thurkeld, and his wife Mary Farmer, who came to Alexandria VA in 1820.

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