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.
Early Origins of the Thurgood family
The surname Thurgood was first found in Hertfordshire
where they were descended from Turgod, "a Domesday [Book] baptismal appellation" 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.
Early History of the Thurgood family
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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.
Early Notables of the Thurgood family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Thurgood family to the New World and Oceana
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"
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