Thrall History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Thrall family

The surname Thrall was first found in Bedfordshire (Old English: Bedanfordscir), located in Southeast-central England, formerly part of the Anglo-Saxon kingdom of Mercia, where they held a family seat from the Middle Ages.

Early History of the Thrall family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Thrall research. Another 171 words (12 lines of text) covering the years 1309, 1332, and 1500 are included under the topic Early Thrall History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Thrall Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Thrall, Thralle, Thrale, Thral, Threll, Threl, Threlle and many more.

Early Notables of the Thrall family (pre 1700)

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

Ireland Migration of the Thrall family to Ireland

Some of the Thrall family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. More information about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.


United States Thrall migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Thrall Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
  • William Thrall who arrived in Connecticut in 1620
  • William Thrall, who landed in Connecticut in 1630 [1]
Thrall Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • C. M. Thrall, who arrived in San Francisco in 1852

Contemporary Notables of the name Thrall (post 1700) +

  • Nathan Thrall, American writer, journalist, and Middle East analyst
  • Pat Thrall, American rock guitarist


The Thrall Motto +

The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.

Motto: In Cruce confido
Motto Translation: I trust in the cross.


  1. ^ 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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