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Thornthwaite Early Origins



The surname Thornthwaite was first found in Yorkshire where they held a family seat as Lords of the Manor of Thornthwaite, in the parish of Hampsthwaite in the West Riding. The Saxon influence of English history diminished after the Battle of Hastings in 1066. The language of the courts was French for the next three centuries and the Norman ambience prevailed. But Saxon surnames survived and the family name was first referenced in Thornthwaite.

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Thornthwaite Spelling Variations


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Thornthwaite Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Thornthwaite, Thornwait, Thornwhite, Thornthwyte, Thornwait, Thornitt and many more.

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Thornthwaite Early History


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Thornthwaite Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Thornthwaite research. Another 257 words (18 lines of text) covering the years 1455 and 1487 are included under the topic Early Thornthwaite History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Thornthwaite Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Thornthwaite Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Thornthwaite 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:

Thornthwaite Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Margaret Thornthwaite, aged 32, who emigrated to the United States, in 1892
  • Harry M. Thornthwaite, aged 21, who emigrated to America, in 1894

Thornthwaite Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • James Falon Thornthwaite, aged 42, who landed in America from Sussex, England, in 1903
  • Richard Thornthwaite, aged 26, who landed in America from Newcastle on Tyne, England, in 1916

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Contemporary Notables of the name Thornthwaite (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Thornthwaite (post 1700)



  • Charles Warren "C.W." Thornthwaite (1899-1963), American geographer and climatologist, best known for devising a climate classification system in 1948 that is still in use today
  • Jane Thornthwaite, Canadian politician, Member of the Legislative Assembly of British Columbia (2009)

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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Chadwick, Nora Kershaw and J.X.W.P Corcoran. The Celts. London: Penguin, 1790. Print. (ISBN 0140212116).
    2. The Norman People and Their Existing Descendants in the British Dominions and the United States Of America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0636-X).
    3. Fairbairn. Fairbain's book of Crests of the Families of Great Britain and Ireland, 4th Edition 2 volumes in one. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1968. Print.
    4. Foster, Joseph. Dictionary of Heraldry Feudal Coats of Arms and Pedigrees. London: Bracken Books, 1989. Print. (ISBN 1-85170-309-8).
    5. Bardsley, C.W. A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6).
    6. Dunkling, Leslie. Dictionary of Surnames. Toronto: Collins, 1998. Print. (ISBN 0004720598).
    7. Virkus, Frederick A. Ed. Immigrant Ancestors A List of 2,500 Immigrants to America Before 1750. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1964. Print.
    8. Weis, Frederick Lewis, Walter Lee Sheppard and David Faris. Ancestral Roots of Sixty Colonists Who Came to New England Between 1623 and 1650 7th Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0806313676).
    9. Library of Congress. American and English Genealogies in the Library of Congress. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1967. Print.
    10. Leeson, Francis L. Dictionary of British Peerages. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1121-5).
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    The Thornthwaite Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Thornthwaite 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.

    This page was last modified on 21 October 2013 at 07:20.

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