Early Origins of the Thurst family
The surname Thurst was first found in Yorkshire
at Thirsk where the surname is descended from the tenant
of the lands of Thirsk, held by Hugh Fitzbaldric, a Norman noble who was recorded in the Domesday Book
census of 1086. "The name of this place is supposed to be derived from Tre Isk, two ancient British words signifying a town and river or brook. A strong castle was erected here about 979." CITATION[CLOSE]
Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
Early History of the Thurst family
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Thurst Spelling Variations
of this family name include: Thirsk, Thresk, Trask, Tresch, Trasch, Tresk and many more.
Early Notables of the Thurst family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Thurst family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: the name represented in many forms and recorded from the mid 17th century in the great migration from Europe. Migrants settled in the eastern seaboard from Newfoundland, to Maine, to Virginia, the Carolinas, and to the islands..