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Thornley Early Origins



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.

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Thornley Spelling Variations


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Thornley Spelling Variations



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

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Thornley Early History


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Thornley Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Thornley research. Another 223 words (16 lines of text) covering the years 1510, 1600, 1535, 1455 and 1487 are included under the topic Early Thornley History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Thornley Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Thornley Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Thornley Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



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

Thornley Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Ieam Thornley, aged 22, landed in New York in 1854

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 [2]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 [3]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 arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Madawaska" in 1849
  • John Thornley arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Panama" in 1850
  • Maria Thornley arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Panama" in 1850
  • ... (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 arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Endymion" in 1873

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Contemporary Notables of the name Thornley (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Thornley (post 1700)



  • 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
  • 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)
  • Richard Thornley, American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from Rhode Island, 1900
  • Mrs. John W. Thornley, American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from Utah, 1928
  • Benjamin Thornley, American Republican politician, Candidate for U.S. Representative from New York 23rd District, 1960
  • 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.)

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Thornley Historic Events


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Thornley Historic Events




RMS Lusitania

  • Mr. George Thornley, English Assistant Pantry Steward from Wavertree, Liverpool, England, who worked aboard the RMS Lusitania and survived the sinking

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Thornley Family Crest Products


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See Also


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Citations


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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. ^ 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
  3. ^ 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

Other References

  1. Crispin, M. Jackson and Leonce Mary. Falaise Roll Recording Prominent Companions of William Duke of Normandy at the Conquest of England. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  2. Mills, A.D. Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4).
  3. Bede, The Venerable. Historia Ecclesiatica Gentis Anglorum (The Ecclesiastical History Of the English People). Available through Internet Medieval Sourcebook the Fordham University Centre for Medieval Studies. Print.
  4. Holt, J.C. Ed. Domesday Studies. Woodbridge: Boydell, 1987. Print. (ISBN 0-85115-477-8).
  5. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
  6. Papworth, J.W and A.W Morant. Ordinary of British Armorials. London: T.Richards, 1874. Print.
  7. MacAulay, Thomas Babington. History of England from the Accession of James the Second 4 volumes. New York: Harper and Brothers, 1879. Print.
  8. Library of Congress. American and English Genealogies in the Library of Congress. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1967. Print.
  9. Lennard, Reginald. Rural England 1086-1135 A Study of Social and Agrarian Conditions. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1959. Print.
  10. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
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The Thornley Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Thornley Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

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