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Thornley History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms



Early Origins of the Thornley family


The surname Thornley was first found in Durham at Thornley, a village near Peterlee that dates back to 1071-7080 when it was listed as Thornhlawa. The place name literally means "thorn-tree hill or mound" from the Old English words thorn + hlaw. [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)
Another Thornley is found in the same county between Crook and Wolsingham, south of Tow Law and finally, Thornley-with-Wheatley is a civil parish in the Borough of Ribble Valley, Lancashire.

Early History of the Thornley family


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Thornley Spelling Variations


Spelling variations of this family name include: Thornley, Thornleigh, Thornlea, Thornlie and others.

Early Notables of the Thornley family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the Thornley family to the New World and Oceana


Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Thornley Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Henry Thornley, who arrived in Maryland in 1678-1679 [2]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)

Thornley Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Ieam Thornley, aged 22, who landed in New York in 1854 [2]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)

Thornley Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • John Thornley, English convict from Lancaster, who was transported aboard the "Albion" on May 17, 1823, settling in Van Diemen's Land, Australia [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2016, October 27) Albion voyage to Van Diemen's Land, Australia in 1823 with 200 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/albion/1823
  • Thomas Thornley, English convict from Somerset, who was transported aboard the "Argyle" on March 5th, 1831, settling in Van Diemen's Land, Australia [4]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2015, January 8) Argyle voyage to Van Diemen's Land, Australia in 1831 with 251 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/argyle/1831
  • John Thornley, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Madawaska" in 1849 [5]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) "MADAWASKA" 1849. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1849Madawaska.htm
  • John Thornley, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Panama" in 1850 [6]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) PANAMA 1850. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1850Panama.gif
  • Maria Thornley, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Panama" in 1850 [6]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) PANAMA 1850. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1850Panama.gif
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Thornley Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • H. Thornley, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Endymion" in 1873

Contemporary Notables of the name Thornley (post 1700)


  • William H. Thornley, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Rhode Island, 1912 (alternate), 1916 (member, Credentials Committee), 1924 (member, Committee on Rules and Order of Business) [7]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, August 18) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • Richard Thornley, American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from Rhode Island, 1900 [7]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, August 18) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • Mrs. John W. Thornley, American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from Utah, 1928 [7]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, August 18) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • Benjamin Thornley, American Republican politician, Candidate for U.S. Representative from New York 23rd District, 1960 [7]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, August 18) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • Beth Thornley, American singer-songwriter
  • Douglas Thornley, American architect at Gould Evans Baum Thornley Architects in San Francisco, California
  • Stew Thornley (b. 1955), American author of books on sports history
  • Kerry Wendell Thornley (1938-1998), American co-founder of Discordianism
  • Peter William Thornley (b. 1946), English former professional wrestler known by his ring name Kendo Nagasaki
  • Irvine Thornley (1883-1955), English footballer
  • ... (Another 10 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Historic Events for the Thornley family



RMS Lusitania

  • Mr. George Thornley, English Assistant Pantry Steward from Wavertree, Liverpool, England, who worked aboard the RMS Lusitania and survived the sinking [8]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Lusitania Passenger List - The Lusitania Resource. (Retrieved 2014, March 7) . Retrieved from http://www.rmslusitania.info/lusitania-passenger-list/

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Citations


  1. ^ Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)
  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)
  3. ^ State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2016, October 27) Albion voyage to Van Diemen's Land, Australia in 1823 with 200 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/albion/1823
  4. ^ State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2015, January 8) Argyle voyage to Van Diemen's Land, Australia in 1831 with 251 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/argyle/1831
  5. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) "MADAWASKA" 1849. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1849Madawaska.htm
  6. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) PANAMA 1850. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1850Panama.gif
  7. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, August 18) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  8. ^ Lusitania Passenger List - The Lusitania Resource. (Retrieved 2014, March 7) . Retrieved from http://www.rmslusitania.info/lusitania-passenger-list/

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