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Where did the English Throckmorton family come from? What is the English Throckmorton family crest and coat of arms? When did the Throckmorton family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Throckmorton family history?


Spelling variations of this family name include: Throckmorton, Throgmortond, Throggmorton and many more.

First found in Worcestershire where they were believed to be Lords of the manor of Throckmorton, an estate in the parish of Fladbury.


This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Throckmorton research. Another 157 words(11 lines of text) covering the years 1450, 1515, 1571, 1554, 1584, 1579, 1628, 1606, 1664, 1628, 1681, 1658, 1682, 1630, 1663, 1656 and 1663 are included under the topic Early Throckmorton History in all our PDF Extended History products.


Another 179 words(13 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Throckmorton Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.


Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Throckmorton Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • George Throckmorton, who landed in New England in 1631
  • John Throckmorton, who arrived in Boston, Massachusetts in 1631
  • John and George Throckmorton settled in Boston in 1631 along with Patience and Rebecca
  • John Throckmorton (16011684), English settler of Providence who sailed aboard the Lion as a freeman in 1631, eponym of Throggs Neck, New York City
  • Robert Throckmorton, who landed in Virginia in 1637

Throckmorton Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Gabriel Throckmorton, who arrived in Virginia in 1737
  • Robert Throckmorton, who arrived in Mississippi in 1798
  • Mordecous Throckmorton, who landed in Mississippi in 1799


  • James W Throckmorton (1825-1894), American politician, 12th Governor of Texas, U.S. Representative, Texas Senator
  • James Fron "Sonny" Throckmorton (b. 1941), American country music singer and songwriter
  • Tom Bentley Throckmorton (1885-1961), American neurologist, best known for for describing Throckmorton's reflex
  • Peter Throckmorton (b. 1990), American journalist and underwater archaeologist, founding member of the Sea Research Society
  • Dr. William Edward Throckmorton (1795-1843), American settler to Texas, eponym of Throckmorton County
  • Joseph Throckmorton (1800-1872), American steamboat builder and captain
  • General John Lathrop Throckmorton (1913-1986), American Assistant Commanding General, 101st Airborne Division (1959 to 1960)
  • Harold A. Throckmorton (1897-1958), American tennis player who played at the 1917 US Championships
  • Miranda Nicole Throckmorton (b. 1992), American sprint car driver
  • Sir Robert George Throckmorton (1800-1862), 8th Baronet, an English Whig and Liberal politician who sat in the House of Commons from 1831 to 1835


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: Virtus sola nobilitas
Motto Translation: Virtue is the only nobility.


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