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Early Origins of the Thornthwaite family


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.

Early History of the Thornthwaite family


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Thornthwaite Spelling Variations


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

Early Notables of the Thornthwaite family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the Thornthwaite family to the New World and Oceana


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

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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