Torncroft History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
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Early Origins of the Torncroft family
The surname Torncroft was first found in Cheshire where they held a family seat anciently as Lords of the manor of Thornycroft Hall.
"The family that rose here has spread its roots all over England. 'Richard, lord of Siddington, confirms and quit claims to Richard, the son of Hamo de Thornicroft, all his right, Sic, in certain lands and tenements in a certain place called Thornicroft, in Sydyngton."  Earwaker's East Cheshire lists Richard de Thornicroft there in 1361 and later the same source notes Hugh Thornicroft, of Thornicroft in 1436.
Early History of the Torncroft family
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Torncroft Spelling Variations
Spelling variations of this family name include: Thornicroft, Thornycroft, Thorneycroft, Thorncraft and many more.
Early Notables of the Torncroft family (pre 1700)
Notables of the family at this time include Sir John Thornycroft, 1st Baronet (1659-1725), an English Barrister-at-Law, High Sheriff of Oxfordshire in 1697. His son was Sir John Thornycroft, 2nd Baronet (1691-1743) but...
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Migration of the Torncroft family
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Edward Thornicroft settled in Virginia in 1698; Thomas Thorncraft arrived in New York in 1822.
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- ^ Bardsley, C.W, A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6)