Thurkettle History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The Thurkettle surname is derived from an Old Norse personal name, which was in common use throughout England during the Middle Ages.

Early Origins of the Thurkettle family

The surname Thurkettle was first found in Yorkshire where the family name was first referenced in the 11th century when they held estates in that shire. [1]

Thurkill, Thorkill or Turgesius (d. 845), was the Danish king of North Ireland and presumed to have been the son of Harold Harfagr as Snorri Sturleson. "He has, however, with more probability been identified with Ragnar Lodbrok, the half-mythical king of Denmark and Norway. As Thurkill he arrived in Ireland with a royal fleet in 832. He took Dublin in the same year, and afterwards assumed the government of all the northmen in Ireland. A few years later, perhaps in 841, Thurkill drove out the abbot of Armagh and assumed the abbacy. in 845, he was taken prisoner by Malachy, then king of Meath (afterwards king of Ireland), and drowned in Loch Owel in what is now Westmeath. " [2]

His brother, Thurkill or Thorkill ( fl. 1009), was a Danish invader, is said to have come to England to avenge a brother, possibly one of the victims of the massacre of St. Brice's Day, 13 Nov. 1002. [2]

Roger de Thurkilbi (d. 1260), was an early English judge, the son and heir of Thomas de Thurkilbi, who took his name from a hamlet in the parish of Kirby Grindalyth in the East Riding of Yorkshire. [2]

Early History of the Thurkettle family

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Thurkettle Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Thirkell, Thirkeld, Thirkill, Thirkel, Thirkle, Thirkill, Therkle, Therkill, Therkill, Therkill, Therkeld, Thurkell, Thurkettel, Thurkettle, Thirkettle, Thurtle, Thorkill, Thurkill, Thirhill, Therkhill, Turkell, Tirkell, Terkill, Turgell, Turgill, Tergill, Toghill, Tirchell, Tirchill and many more.

Early Notables of the Thurkettle family (pre 1700)

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United States Thurkettle migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Thurkettle Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Chas. E. Thurkettle, aged 28, who landed in America, in 1893

  1. ^ Reaney, P.H and R.M. Wilson, A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X)
  2. ^ Smith, George (ed), Dictionary of National Biography. London: Smith, Elder & Co., 1885-1900. Print on Facebook
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