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Thrift is one of the oldest family names to come from the Anglo-Saxon tribes of Britain. It is derived from the name Aldrich. The surname Thrift originally derived from the Old English word aeoelric, which later became the name Aldrich.

Thrift Early Origins



The surname Thrift was first found in Berkshire, where they held a family seat from very ancient times, some say well before the Norman Conquest and the arrival of Duke William at Hastings in 1066 A.D.

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Thrift Spelling Variations


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Thrift Spelling Variations



Only recently has spelling become standardized in the English language. As the English language evolved in the Middle Ages, the spelling of names changed also. The name Thrift has undergone many spelling variations, including Etheridge, Etheredge, Etherege, Etherige, Ettridge, Etridge, Attridge and many more.

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Thrift Early History


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Thrift Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Thrift research. Another 131 words (9 lines of text) covering the years 1086, 1588, 1636, 1692, 1664, 1668 and 1676 are included under the topic Early Thrift History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Thrift Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Thrift Early Notables (pre 1700)



Notables of the family at this time include Sir James Etheridge; George Etherege or Ethrygg (in Latin Edrycus) ( fl. 1588), an English classical scholar and physician; and Sir George Etherege (c.1636-1692), born in Maidenhead...

Another 34 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Thrift Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration



To escape the unstable social climate in England of this time, many families boarded ships for the New World with the hope of finding land, opportunity, and greater religious and political freedom. Although the voyages were expensive, crowded, and difficult, those families that arrived often found greater opportunities and freedoms than they could have experienced at home. Many of those families went on to make significant contributions to the rapidly developing colonies in which they settled. Early North American records indicate many people bearing the name Thrift were among those contributors:

Thrift Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • James Thrift, who arrived in Virginia in 1638
  • John Thrift, who landed in Maryland in 1665

Thrift Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Paul Thrift, who arrived in Virginia in 1703

Thrift Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Elisa Thrift, aged 26, arrived in Key West, Fla in 1844
  • Esekia Thrift, aged 30, landed in Key West, Fla in 1844

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Contemporary Notables of the name Thrift (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Thrift (post 1700)



  • Clifford Thrift (b. 1956), former professional American football player
  • Nigel John Thrift (b. 1949), English Vice Chancellor of the University of Warwick
  • William Edward Thrift (1870-1942), Irish university professor

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Thrift Historic Events


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Thrift Historic Events




HMS Repulse

  • Mr. John H Thrift, British Able Bodied Seaman, who sailed into battle on the HMS Repulse and survived the sinking

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
    2. Weis, Frederick Lewis, Walter Lee Sheppard and David Faris. Ancestral Roots of Sixty Colonists Who Came to New England Between 1623 and 1650 7th Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0806313676).
    3. MacAulay, Thomas Babington. History of England from the Accession of James the Second 4 volumes. New York: Harper and Brothers, 1879. Print.
    4. Mills, A.D. Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4).
    5. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
    6. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Peerage and Baronetage, The Privy Council, Knightage and Compainonage. London: Burke Publishing, 1921. Print.
    7. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
    8. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    9. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin . Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
    10. 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.
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    The Thrift Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Thrift 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.

    This page was last modified on 13 November 2014 at 16:22.

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