Threlkeld History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Threlkeld family

The surname Threlkeld was first found in Cumberland, where they held a family seat as Lords of the manor of Threlkeld.

Today, Threlkeld is a village and civil parish in Cumbria, east of Keswick. The Threlkeld Quarry and Mining Museum is now located there attesting to the long history of mining in the area.

Early History of the Threlkeld family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Threlkeld research. Another 64 words (5 lines of text) covering the years 1360, 1676, 1728, 1698 and 1727 are included under the topic Early Threlkeld History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Threlkeld Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Threlkeld, Threlkelde, Thralkelde, Thrailkill and many more.

Early Notables of the Threlkeld family (pre 1700)

Notable amongst the family at this time was Caleb Threlkeld (1676-1728), an Irish botanist, dissenting cleric and physician. Born at Keibergh in the parish of Kirk Oswald, Cumberland, he graduated M.A. in the University of Glasgow in 1698, and soon afterwards became a nonconformist preacher. He made botanical expeditions in every part of the neighbourhood of Dublin, into co. Wicklow, co. Meath...
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United States Threlkeld migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Threlkeld Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
  • Anthony Threlkeld, who settled in Barbados in 1635
Threlkeld Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • L Threlkeld, who arrived in San Francisco, California in 1850 [1]
Threlkeld Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
  • James Cameron Threlkeld, aged 48, who settled in America from England, London, in 1908
  • Kathryn Threlkeld, aged 43, who immigrated to New York, in 1913
  • William Threlkeld, aged 61, who immigrated to New York, in 1913
  • Joseph Threlkeld, aged 22, who landed in America from Appleby, England, in 1914
  • Charlie Threlkeld, aged 21, who landed in America from Appleby, England, in 1914
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Canada Threlkeld migration to Canada +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Threlkeld Settlers in Canada in the 20th Century
  • Joseph Threlkeld, aged 42, who settled in Winnipeg, Canada, in 1910
  • Harvey Stuart Threlkeld, aged 39, who immigrated to Toronto, Canada, in 1922

Contemporary Notables of the name Threlkeld (post 1700) +

  • Richard Threlkeld (1937-2012), American CBS television news correspondent who spent 25 years with CBS News
  • Dale Threlkeld, American oil painter who has exhibited his works in galleries in New York City
  • David Threlkeld, British metals trader, a resident of Randolph, Vermont; he commissioned Reverence, a sculpture in Vermont created by Jim Sardonis in 1989 that de Picts two tails of whales "diving" into a sea of grass
  • Oscar George Threlkeld (b. 1994), English professional footballer who plays for Belgian club Waasland-Beveren
  • The Reverend Lancelot Edward Threlkeld (1788-1859), English missionary from Southwark, near London, who founded a missionary at Lake Macquarie, New South Wales, Australia
  • Richard Threlkeld Cox (1898-1991), American professor of physics at Johns Hopkins University, known for Cox's theorem relating to the foundations of probability


  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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