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Thoroughgood is an ancient Anglo-Saxon name that is derived from the baptismal name Thurgod, an ancient font name. After the Norman Conquest, the Old English naming system gradually dissolved. Old English names became less common and were replaced by popular continental European names. The earliest surnames in England were found shortly after the Norman Conquest and are of Norman French rather than native English origins.

Thoroughgood Early Origins



The surname Thoroughgood was first found in Hertfordshire where they were descended from Turgod, "a Domesday [Book] baptismal appellation" [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Lowe, Mark Anthony, Patronymica Britannica, A Dictionary of Family Names of the United Kingdom. London: John Russel Smith, 1860. Print.
and the name has often been confounded with Toogood.

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Thoroughgood Spelling Variations


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Thoroughgood Spelling Variations



Thoroughgood has been spelled many different ways, including Before English spelling became standardized over the last few hundred years, spelling variations in names were a common occurrence. As the English language changed in the Middle Ages, absorbing pieces of Latin and French, as well as other languages, the spelling of people's names also changed considerably, even over a single lifetime. Thoroughgood, Throwgrood, Thorowgood, Thorogood, Toogood and many more.

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Thoroughgood Early History


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Thoroughgood Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Thoroughgood research. Another 127 words (9 lines of text) covering the years 1595, 1683, 1667 and 1683 are included under the topic Early Thoroughgood History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Thoroughgood Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Thoroughgood Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 22 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Thoroughgood 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



In an attempt to escape the chaos experienced in England, many English families boarded overcrowded and diseased ships sailing for the shores of North America and other British colonies. Those families hardy enough, and lucky enough, to make the passage intact were rewarded with land and a social environment less prone to religious and political persecution. Many of these families became important contributors to the young colonies in which they settled. Early immigration and passenger lists have documented some of the first Thoroughgoods to arrive on North American shores:

Thoroughgood Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Adam Thoroughgood, from Norfolk, baptised in 1604 who landed in Virginia in 1621 and settled near Chesapeake Bay; his house Adam Thoroughgood House is now an historic museum
  • Thomas Thoroughgood, who landed in Virginia in 1628
  • Dan Thoroughgood settled in Virginia in 1635 along with Sara and Thomas
  • Mary Thoroughgood settled in Virginia in 1638
  • Elin Thoroughgood settled in Virginia in 1651
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Thoroughgood (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Thoroughgood (post 1700)



  • Adam Thoroughgood (1604-1640), English-born, American colonist and community leader in the Virginia Colony

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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ Lowe, Mark Anthony, Patronymica Britannica, A Dictionary of Family Names of the United Kingdom. London: John Russel Smith, 1860. Print.

Other References

  1. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
  2. Burke, Sir Bernard. Burke's Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Landed Gentry: Including American Families with British Ancestry. (2 Volumes). London: Burke Publishing, 1939. Print.
  3. Humble, Richard. The Fall of Saxon England. New York: Barnes and Noble, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-88029-987-8).
  4. Bradford, William. History of Plymouth Plantation 1620-1647 Edited by Samuel Eliot Morrison 2 Volumes. New York: Russell and Russell, 1968. Print.
  5. MacAulay, Thomas Babington. History of England from the Accession of James the Second 4 volumes. New York: Harper and Brothers, 1879. Print.
  6. Bowman, George Ernest. The Mayflower Reader A Selection of Articales from The Mayflower Descendent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  7. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
  8. Marcharn, Frederick George. A Constitutional History of Modern England 1485 to the Present. London: Harper and Brothers, 1960. Print.
  9. Shirley, Evelyn Philip. Noble and Gentle Men of England Or Notes Touching The Arms and Descendants of the Ancient Knightley and Gentle Houses of England Arranged in their Respective Counties 3rd Edition. Westminster: John Bowyer Nichols and Sons, 1866. Print.
  10. Hitching, F.K and S. Hitching. References to English Surnames in 1601-1602. Walton On Thames: 1910. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0181-3).
  11. ...

The Thoroughgood Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Thoroughgood 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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