Thynne History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Thynne is one of the many new names that came to England following the Norman Conquest of 1066. The Thynne family lived in Shropshire. The name, however, is a strange contraction of the phrase of the Inn, resulting from the fact that an early member of the family was the proprietor of such an establishment. "The name is derived from the mansion or inn at Stretton, in the county of Salop, (Shropshire) to which the freehold lands of the family, with various detached copyholds, were attached. " [1]

Early Origins of the Thynne family

The surname Thynne was first found in Shropshire where they were Lords of the Manor of Church Stretton. Traditionally, the name was originally Botfield or Botville, and Geoffrey and Oliver Bouteville came into England from a distinguished family in Pictou in France about 1180. [1] [2] Fancifully, the name Thynne was supposedly derived from John Boteville who was a counselor at Lincoln's Inn and became known as "John of th'Inn." [2] More likely, the Botvilles intermarried with the Thynne of Norton, in Northampton who held a family seat there from ancient times. Nevertheless, the two names became interchangeable, bearing the same history.

Early History of the Thynne family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Thynne research. Another 94 words (7 lines of text) covering the years 1547, 1546, 1578, 1639, 1601, 1629, 1605, 1670, 1640, 1670, 1610, 1669, 1660, 1640, 1714, 1544 and 1608 are included under the topic Early Thynne History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Thynne Spelling Variations

Anglo-Norman names are characterized by a multitude of spelling variations. When the Normans became the ruling people of England in the 11th century, they introduced a new language into a society where the main languages of Old and later Middle English had no definite spelling rules. These languages were more often spoken than written, so they blended freely with one another. Contributing to this mixing of tongues was the fact that medieval scribes spelled words according to sound, ensuring that a person's name would appear differently in nearly every document in which it was recorded. The name has been spelled Botfield, Botville, Boteville, Botfeld, Botevile, Thynne, Tyne, Tine, Tynes, O'Tyne, Thinn, O'Thinn, Thin, Then, Them and many more.

Early Notables of the Thynne family (pre 1700)

Outstanding amongst the family at this time was William Thynne (d. 1546), editor of Chaucer's works who claimed to have been younger son of John de la Inne. "His family bore the alternative surname of Botfield or Boteville, and he is often called 'Thynne alias Boteville.' " [3] Sir Thomas Thynne (ca. 1578-1639), of Longleat, Wiltshire, was an English landowner and politician who sat in the House of Commons between 1601 and 1629; Sir James...
Another 75 words (5 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Thynne Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Ireland Migration of the Thynne family to Ireland

Some of the Thynne family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
Another 59 words (4 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.


United States Thynne migration to the United States +

For many English families, the political and religious disarray that plagued their homeland made the frontiers of the New World an attractive prospect. Thousands migrated, aboard cramped disease-ridden ships. They arrived sick, poor, and hungry, but were welcomed in many cases with far greater opportunity than at home in England. Many of these hardy settlers went on to make important contributions to the emerging nations in which they landed. Among early immigrants bearing the name Thynne or a variant listed above were:

Thynne Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
  • Beatrice Thynne, aged 41, who immigrated to the United States from London England, in 1908
  • Edgar Thynne, aged 23, who immigrated to America from Winterbourne, England, in 1909
  • Francis Thynne, aged 41, who immigrated to the United States, in 1911
  • Frank Thynne, aged 37, who settled in America, in 1912
  • William F. Thynne, aged 51, who immigrated to the United States from Bristol, England, in 1913
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Canada Thynne migration to Canada +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Thynne Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century
  • Miss. Eliza Thynne, aged 2 who was emigrating through Grosse Isle Quarantine Station, Quebec aboard the ship "Lord Sandon" departing 11th May 1847 from Cork, Ireland; the ship arrived on 26th June 1847 but she died on board [4]

Australia Thynne migration to Australia +

Emigration to Australia followed the First Fleets of convicts, tradespeople and early settlers. Early immigrants include:

Thynne Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
  • Margaret Thynne, aged 30, a servant, who arrived in South Australia in 1854 aboard the ship "Taymouth Castle" [5]

Contemporary Notables of the name Thynne (post 1700) +

  • Henry Frederick Thynne (1905-1992), 6th Marquess of Bath, styled Lord Henry Thynne, Viscount Weymouth, a British aristocrat, landowner, and Conservative Party politician
  • Andrew Joseph Thynne (1847-1927), Australian politician
  • Henry Thynne Lascelles (1824-1892), 4th Earl of Harewood, British peer


The Thynne Motto +

The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.

Motto: J'ai bonne cause
Motto Translation: I have good reason.


  1. ^ Shirley, Evelyn Philip, The Noble and Gentle Men of England; The Arms and Descents. Westminster: John Bower Nichols and Sons, 1866, Print.
  2. ^ Lowe, Mark Anthony, Patronymica Britannica, A Dictionary of Family Names of the United Kingdom. London: John Russel Smith, 1860. Print.
  3. ^ Smith, George (ed), Dictionary of National Biography. London: Smith, Elder & Co., 1885-1900. Print
  4. ^ Charbonneau, André, and Doris Drolet-Dubé. A Register of Deceased Persons at Sea and on Grosse Île in 1847. The Minister of Canadian Heritage, 1997. ISBN: 0-660-198/1-1997E (p. 97)
  5. ^ South Australian Register Thursday 4th May 1854. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) Taymouth Castle 1854. Retrieved http://www.theshipslist.com/ships/australia/taymouthcastle1854.shtml.


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