Thornicraft History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Thornicraft family

The surname Thornicraft 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 Thornicraft family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Thornicraft 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 Thornicraft History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Thornicraft Spelling Variations

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

Early Notables of the Thornicraft 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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United States Thornicraft migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Thornicraft Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
  • Edward Thornicraft, who arrived in Virginia in 1637 [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. ^ 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)


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