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The Thurgood family name is linked to the ancient Anglo-Saxon culture of Britain. Their name comes from the baptismal name Thurgod, an ancient font name. After the Norman Conquest, the Old English naming system gradually dissolved. Old English names became less common and were replaced by popular continental European names. The earliest surnames in England were found shortly after the Norman Conquest and are of Norman French rather than native English origins.

Thurgood Early Origins



The surname Thurgood was first found in Hertfordshire where they were descended from Turgod, "a Domesday [Book] baptismal appellation" [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Lowe, Mark Anthony, Patronymica Britannica, A Dictionary of Family Names of the United Kingdom. London: John Russel Smith, 1860. Print.
and the name has often been confounded with Toogood.

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Thurgood Spelling Variations


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Thurgood Spelling Variations



Until the dictionary, an invention of only the last few hundred years, the English language lacked any comprehensive system of spelling rules. Consequently, spelling variations in names are frequently found in early Anglo-Saxon and later Anglo-Norman documents. One person's name was often spelled several different ways over a lifetime. The recorded variations of Thurgood include Thoroughgood, Throwgrood, Thorowgood, Thorogood, Toogood and many more.

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Thurgood Early History


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Thurgood Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Thurgood research. Another 127 words (9 lines of text) covering the years 1595, 1683, 1667 and 1683 are included under the topic Early Thurgood History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Thurgood Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Thurgood Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 22 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Thurgood Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Thurgood Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Charles Thurgood, aged 22, who arrived in South Australia in 1855 aboard the ship "Victoria Regia"

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Contemporary Notables of the name Thurgood (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Thurgood (post 1700)



  • Graham Thurgood, American professor at California State University, Chico
  • Neil Jonathan Thurgood (b. 1977), former English cricketer
  • Stuart Anthony Thurgood (b. 1981), English professional footballer
  • Josh Thurgood (b. 1985), former Australian rules footballer
  • Albert John "The Great" Thurgood (1874-1927), Australian rules footballer

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Thurgood Family Crest Products


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Thurgood Family Crest Products




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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ Lowe, Mark Anthony, Patronymica Britannica, A Dictionary of Family Names of the United Kingdom. London: John Russel Smith, 1860. Print.

Other References

  1. Lennard, Reginald. Rural England 1086-1135 A Study of Social and Agrarian Conditions. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1959. Print.
  2. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds. Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
  3. Burke, Sir Bernard. Burke's Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Landed Gentry: Including American Families with British Ancestry. (2 Volumes). London: Burke Publishing, 1939. Print.
  4. Hitching, F.K and S. Hitching. References to English Surnames in 1601-1602. Walton On Thames: 1910. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0181-3).
  5. Bardsley, C.W. A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6).
  6. Elster, Robert J. International Who's Who. London: Europa/Routledge. Print.
  7. Fairbairn. Fairbain's book of Crests of the Families of Great Britain and Ireland, 4th Edition 2 volumes in one. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1968. Print.
  8. Burke, Sir Bernard. General Armory Of England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today. Print.
  9. Foster, Joseph. Dictionary of Heraldry Feudal Coats of Arms and Pedigrees. London: Bracken Books, 1989. Print. (ISBN 1-85170-309-8).
  10. 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).
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The Thurgood Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Thurgood 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 15 October 2015 at 13:46.

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