Thorncroft History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Thorncroft family

The surname Thorncroft was first found in Cheshire where they held a family seat anciently as Lords of the manor of Thornycroft Hall.

"The family that rose here has spread its roots all over England. 'Richard, lord of Siddington, confirms and quit claims to Richard, the son of Hamo de Thornicroft, all his right, Sic, in certain lands and tenements in a certain place called Thornicroft, in Sydyngton." [1] Earwaker's East Cheshire lists Richard de Thornicroft there in 1361 and later the same source notes Hugh Thornicroft, of Thornicroft in 1436.

Early History of the Thorncroft family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Thorncroft research. Another 88 words (6 lines of text) covering the years 1701, 1743, 1631, 1692, 1659, 1725, 1697, 1691, 1743, 1663 and 1667 are included under the topic Early Thorncroft History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Thorncroft Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Thornicroft, Thornycroft, Thorneycroft, Thorncraft and many more.

Early Notables of the Thorncroft family (pre 1700)

Notables of the family at this time include Sir John Thornycroft, 1st Baronet (1659-1725), an English Barrister-at-Law, High Sheriff of Oxfordshire in 1697. His son was Sir John Thornycroft, 2nd Baronet (1691-1743) but...
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Australia Thorncroft migration to Australia +

Emigration to Australia followed the First Fleets of convicts, tradespeople and early settlers. Early immigrants include:

Thorncroft Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
  • Elizabeth Thorncroft, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Eliza" in 1840 [2]


  1. ^ Bardsley, C.W, A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6)
  2. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) ELIZA 1840. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1840Eliza.htm


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