The origins of the Throkmerton name lie with England's ancient Anglo-Saxon
culture. 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 Throkmerton family
The surname Throkmerton 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 Throkmerton family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Throkmerton 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 Throkmerton History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Throkmerton Spelling Variations
Before the last few hundred years, the English language had no fast system of spelling rules. For that reason, spelling variations
are commonly found in early Anglo-Saxon
surnames. Over the years, many variations of the name Throkmerton were recorded, including Throckmorton, Throgmortond, Throggmorton and many more.
Early Notables of the Throkmerton 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 Throkmerton family to the New World and Oceana
To escape oppression and starvation at that time, many English families left for the "open frontiers" of the New World with all its perceived opportunities. In droves people migrated to the many British colonies, those in North America in particular, paying high rates for passages in cramped, unsafe ships. Although many of the settlers did not make the long passage alive, those who did see the shores of North America perceived great opportunities before them. Many of the families that came from England
went on to make essential contributions to the emerging nations of Canada and the United States. Research into various historical records revealed some of first members of the Throkmerton family emigrate to North America: 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 Throkmerton 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.