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Early Origins of the Thurland family

The surname Thurland was first found in Nottinghamshire at Thurland Castle. The family name was first referenced in the year 1472 when Thomas Thurland of Lancashire held estates in Nottingham at Gainston. 1

Early History of the Thurland family

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Thurland Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Thurland, Thurlan, Thorland, Thorlan, Thurlond, Thurlon, Therland, Therland, Therlane and many more.

Early Notables of the Thurland family

Distinguished members of the family include

  • Thomas Thurland, Lord Mayor of Nottingham (1442-1443); and Edward Thurland (1607-1683), an English lawyer and politician, Member of Parliament for Reigate in 1640 and 1659. Born at Reigate, Surrey, in...

United States Thurland migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Thurland Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
  • Edward Thurland, who arrived in Virginia in 1664 2

Contemporary Notables of the name Thurland (post 1700) +

  • Thurland Chattaway (1872-1947), American music composer, active from 1898 to 1912, best known for writing the words to the popular hit "Red Wing"

  1. Reaney, P.H and R.M. Wilson, A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X)
  2. Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8) on Facebook