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Tursby Early Origins



The surname Tursby was first found in Cumberland, the name derives from Gospatrick, Lord of Thoresby, from whom was descended Thomas Thoresby of Braithwaite in Cumberland. The village named Thursby is still there today and dates back to 1165 when it was recorded as Thoresby. The name is generally thought to have been derived from the personal name Thorir, and in the case of the village, would have meant "farmstead or village of a man called Thorir."[1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)
Alternatively, the name could have been derived from "North and South Thoresby, parishes in Lincolnshire. The family claim Saxon origin, being derived from Gospatrick, lord of Thoresby, who was living at the time of the Conquest. " [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
Lowe, Mark Anthony, Patronymica Britannica, A Dictionary of Family Names of the United Kingdom. London: John Russel Smith, 1860. Print.

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Tursby Early History


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Tursby Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Tursby research. Another 139 words (10 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Tursby History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Tursby Spelling Variations


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Tursby Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Thorsby, Thoresby Thorisbye, Thursby and others.

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Tursby Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Tursby Early Notables (pre 1700)



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The Great Migration



Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: James Thursby settled in Virginia in 1623; William Thursby settled in Nova Scotia in 1774; Edward Thursby arrived in Philadelphia in 1795; John Thoresby arrived in Philadelphia in 1774..

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