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Early Origins of the Thornly family


The surname Thornly 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 Thornly family


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Thornly Spelling Variations


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

Early Notables of the Thornly family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the Thornly family to the New World and Oceana


Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Thornly Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • James Thornly, aged 32, who arrived in Rhode Island in 1812 [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)

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  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)

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