The ancestry of the name Throgmortond dates from the ancient Anglo-Saxon
culture of Britain. It comes from when the family lived in Throckmorton (Throckmorten) in Worcestershire
. The village dates back to 1176 when it was first listed as Trochemerton and possibly meant "farmstead by a pool with a beam bridge," from the Old English words "troc" + "mere" + "tun." CITATION[CLOSE]
Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)
Early Origins of the Throgmortond family
The surname Throgmortond was first found in Worcestershire
at Throckmorton, a chapelry, in the parish of Fladbury, union of Pershore, Middle division of the hundred
of Oswaldslow "where John de Trockemerton, the supposed ancestor of this family, was living about the year 1200. From this John descended, after many generations, another 'John Throkmerton,' who was according to Leland, 'the first settler up of his name to any worship in Throckmerton village." CITATION[CLOSE]
Shirley, Evelyn Philip, The Noble and Gentle Men of England; The Arms and Descents. Westminster: John Bower Nichols and Sons, 1866, Print.
Some of the family held estates at Weston-Underwood in Buckinghamshire
in early times. " In the parish is an ancient [family] seat, now uninhabited, of the Throckmorton family, who have also a neat Roman Catholic chapel here, with a handsome residence for the priest." CITATION[CLOSE]
Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
Early History of the Throgmortond family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Throgmortond research.Another 79 words (6 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 Throgmortond History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Throgmortond Spelling Variations
in names were a common occurrence before English spelling was standardized a few hundred years ago. In the Middle Ages, even the literate spelled their names differently as the English language incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other European languages. Many variations of the name Throgmortond have been found, including Throckmorton, Throgmortond, Throggmorton and many more.
Early Notables of the Throgmortond family (pre 1700)
Notables of the family at this time include Sir Nicholas Throckmorton, (c.1515-1571), English diplomat and politician; Francis Throckmorton (1554-1584), nephew of Sir Nicholas and a conspirator against Queen Elizabeth I; Sir William Throckmorton, 1st Baronet
of Tortworth (c.
1579-1628); Sir Baynham Throckmorton, 2nd Baronet
(1606-1664), of Clearwell, Gloucestershire
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Migration of the Throgmortond family to the New World and Oceana
Families began migrating abroad in enormous numbers because of the political and religious discontent in England
. Often faced with persecution and starvation in England
, the possibilities of the New World attracted many English people. Although the ocean trips took many lives, those who did get to North America were instrumental in building the necessary groundwork for what would become for new powerful nations. Some of the first immigrants to cross the Atlantic and come to North America bore the name Throgmortond, or a variant listed above: John and George Throckmorton settled in Boston in 1631; along with Patience and Rebecca; John Throgmorton settled in Virginia in 1618; two years before the ".
The Throgmortond 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: Virtus sola nobilitas
Motto Translation: Virtue is the only nobility.