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Thursby Early Origins



The surname Thursby was first found in Cumberland, the name derives from Gospatrick, Lord of Thoresby, from whom was descended Thomas Thoresby of Braithwaite in Cumberland. The village named Thursby is still there today and dates back to 1165 when it was recorded as Thoresby. The name is generally thought to have been derived from the personal name Thorir, and in the case of the village, would have meant "farmstead or village of a man called Thorir."[1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)
Alternatively, the name could have been derived from "North and South Thoresby, parishes in Lincolnshire. The family claim Saxon origin, being derived from Gospatrick, lord of Thoresby, who was living at the time of the Conquest. " [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
Lowe, Mark Anthony, Patronymica Britannica, A Dictionary of Family Names of the United Kingdom. London: John Russel Smith, 1860. Print.

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Thursby Spelling Variations


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Thursby Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Thorsby, Thoresby Thorisbye, Thursby and others.

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Thursby Early History


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Thursby Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Thursby research. Another 139 words (10 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Thursby History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Thursby Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Thursby Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 20 words (1 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Thursby 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:

Thursby Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • James Thursby, who arrived in Virginia in 1622
  • James Thursby settled in Virginia in 1623

Thursby Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Edward Thursby arrived in Philadelphia in 1795

Thursby Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Richard Thursby, who landed in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1860

Thursby Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • William Thursby settled in Nova Scotia in 1774

Thursby Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • Ann Thursby, aged 30, a widow, arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick in 1833 aboard the schooner "Sarah" from Belfast, Ireland
  • Ellenor Thursby, aged 6, arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick in 1833 aboard the schooner "Sarah" from Belfast, Ireland
  • John Thursby, aged 5, arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick in 1833 aboard the schooner "Sarah" from Belfast, Ireland
  • Jane Thursby, aged 3, arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick in 1833 aboard the schooner "Sarah" from Belfast, Ireland

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Contemporary Notables of the name Thursby (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Thursby (post 1700)



  • Emma Cecilia Thursby (1845-1931), American popular singer both in Europe and the United States in the late 1800s
  • Louis P Thursby, American whose house that was built in 1872 is now designated as a historic home in Orange City, Florida and registered with the U.S. National Register of Historic Places
  • Admiral Sir Cecil Fiennes Thursby KCB KCMG (1861-1936), Royal Navy officer, Commander-in-Chief, Plymouth
  • Sir George James Thursby (1869-1941), 3rd Baronet of Ormerod House and Holmhurst, Lancashire
  • Sir John Ormerod Scarlett Thursby (1861-1920), 2nd Baronet of Ormerod House and Holmhurst, Lancashire
  • Sir John Hardy Thursby (1826-1901), 1st Baronet of Ormerod House and Holmhurst, Lancashire

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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)
  2. ^ Lowe, Mark Anthony, Patronymica Britannica, A Dictionary of Family Names of the United Kingdom. London: John Russel Smith, 1860. Print.

Other References

  1. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
  2. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
  3. Barrow, G.W.S Ed. Acts of Malcom IV 1153-65 Volume I Regesta Regum Scottorum 1153-1424. Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, 1960. Print.
  4. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
  5. 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).
  6. Scarlett, James D. Tartan The Highland Textile. London: Shepheard-Walwyn, 1990. Print. (ISBN 0-85683-120-4).
  7. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Landed Gentry Including American Families with British Ancestry 2 Volumes. London: Burke Publishing, 1939. Print.
  8. Catholic Directory For Scotland. Glasgow: Burns Publications. Print.
  9. Leyburn, James Graham. The Scotch-Irish A Social History. Chapel Hill: UNC Press, 1962. Print. (ISBN 0807842591).
  10. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
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