The name Thurton reached England
in the great wave of migration following the Norman Conquest
of 1066. The Thurton family lived in Yorkshire
, at Treeton.
Early Origins of the Thurton family
The surname Thurton was first found in Yorkshire
where Richard of Treeton (Turton) held that village consisting of a church and a mill from the Count of Mortain at the time of the taking of the Domesday Book.
Early History of the Thurton family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Thurton research.Another 141 words (10 lines of text) covering the years 1584, 1669, 1662, 1622, 1710, 1683 and 1698 are included under the topic Early Thurton History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Thurton Spelling Variations
Before the advent of the printing press and the first dictionaries, the English language was not standardized. Sound was what guided spelling in the Middle Ages, so one person's name was often recorded under several variations during a single lifetime. Spelling variations
were common, even among the names of the most literate people. Known variations of the Thurton family name include Turton, Treeton, Treton and others.
Early Notables of the Thurton family (pre 1700)
Outstanding amongst the family at this time was Sir John Turton, Judge of the King's Bench who opposed King Charles I; Richard Treat (or Trott) (1584-1669), an early settler in New... Another 31 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Thurton Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Thurton family to the New World and Oceana
To escape the political and religious chaos of this era, thousands of English families began to migrate to the New World in search of land and freedom from religious and political persecution. The passage was expensive and the ships were dark, crowded, and unsafe; however, those who made the voyage safely were encountered opportunities that were not available to them in their homeland. Many of the families that reached the New World at this time went on to make important contributions to the emerging nations of the United States and Canada. Research into various historical records has revealed some of first members of the Thurton family to immigrate North America: Francis Turton who settled in Barbados in 1680 with his servants; Thomas Turton settled in Virginia in 1663; Timothy Turton settled in Virginia in 1652.