Thrasher History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Thrasher family

The surname Thrasher was first found in Suffolk where the first record was Richard prescere in 1221. [1] The name is a derivative of the Old English words perscan, pryscan, meaning "to thresh," or occupationally a "thresher, " a grain thresher. [2] [3] [4]

By 1319, Geoffrey le Thressher was listed in the Feet of Fines for Essex. [1] In Somerset, Robert le Thressher was listed there, 1 Edward III (during the first year of King Edward III's reign.) [5] And later, Ricardus Trescher was found in the Yorkshire Poll Tax Rolls of 1379. [6]

Early History of the Thrasher family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Thrasher research. Another 75 words (5 lines of text) covering the years 1455 and 1487 are included under the topic Early Thrasher History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Thrasher Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Thrasher, Thresher, Trasher, Tresher, Treasure, Trescher and many more.

Early Notables of the Thrasher family (pre 1700)

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

Thrasher Ranking

In the United States, the name Thrasher is the 2,529th most popular surname with an estimated 12,435 people with that name. [7]


United States Thrasher migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Thrasher Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
  • Robart Thrasher, who landed in Virginia in 1620 [8]
  • Ann Thrasher, who landed in Virginia in 1650 [8]
Thrasher Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • D Thrasher, who arrived in San Francisco, California in 1860 [8]
Thrasher Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
  • Mrs. A. H. Thrasher, aged 65, who immigrated to the United States, in 1906
  • Robert Thrasher, aged 26, who landed in America, in 1908
  • Meta Thrasher, aged 27, who settled in America, in 1908
  • Charles G. Thrasher, aged 44, who immigrated to America, in 1908
  • B. Thrasher, aged 19, who landed in America, in 1910
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Australia Thrasher migration to Australia +

Emigration to Australia followed the First Fleets of convicts, tradespeople and early settlers. Early immigrants include:

Thrasher Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
  • Mr. William Thrasher, English convict who was convicted in London, Ontario, England for 14 years, transported aboard the "Candahar" on 26th March 1842, arriving in Tasmania ( Van Diemen's Land) [9]

Contemporary Notables of the name Thrasher (post 1700) +

  • Larry Thrasher (b. 1959), American experimental musician, remixer, and producer
  • Joseph Thrasher, American football coach and former player
  • Edward Lee Thrasher (1892-1971), American builder, contractor, decorator and politician, member of the Los Angeles, California, City Council between 1931 and 1942
  • Craig L. Thrasher (b. 1970), American alpine skier at the 1994 Winter Olympics
  • Frank Edward "Buck" Thrasher (1889-1938), American Major League Baseball right fielder for the Philadelphia Athletics (1916-1917)
  • Virginia Thrasher (b. 1997), American gold medalist sports shooter at the 2016 Summer Olympics
  • John Thrasher (b. 1943), American academic and politician, 15th President of Florida State University (2014-), Member of the Florida Senate (2009-2014)
  • Frederic Milton Thrasher (1892-1962), American sociologist at the University of Chicago
  • John Thrasher (1818-1899), American founder of the city of Norcross, Georgia
  • Joe Neil Thrasher Jr. (b. 1963), American country music singer and songwriter
  • ... (Another 4 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)


Suggested Readings for the name Thrasher +

  • A History of the Thrasher Family Traced Through The Eighteenth and Nineteenth Centuries in England and America by Marion Thrasher.
  • Cousins by the Dozens: Sturgis, Thrasher, Carlton, Mitchell, Branch by Dorothy Sturgis Pruett.

  1. ^ Reaney, P.H and R.M. Wilson, A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X)
  2. ^ Arthur, William , An Etymological Dictionary of Family and Christian Names. London: 1857. Print
  3. ^ Lower, Mark Anthony, Patronymica Britannica, A Dictionary of Family Names of the United Kingdom. London: John Russel Smith, 1860. Print.
  4. ^ Smith, Eldson Coles, New Dictionary of American Family Names New York: Harper & Row, 1956. Print
  5. ^ Dickinson, F.H., Kirby's Quest for Somerset of 16th of Edward the 3rd London: Harrison and Sons, Printers in Ordinary to Her Majesty, St, Martin's Lane, 1889. Print.
  6. ^ Bardsley, C.W, A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6)
  7. ^ https://namecensus.com/most_common_surnames.htm
  8. ^ 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)
  9. ^ Convict Records Voyages to Australia (Retrieved 9th December 2020). Retrieved from https://convictrecords.com.au/ships/candahar


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