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
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
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Thurton Spelling Variations
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)
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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.
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