Last name: Thornton
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My grandmother's name was Margaret Thornton from Omeemee, Ontario, Canada. It is said that that line came from Ireland but the tartan looks Scottish. Does anyone out there have information on the Thorntons of Ontario, Canada?
My mother's maiden name is Thornton, her father was Benny Thornton. Mom was born and raised in Philly, PA.
My name is Thornton and I live in Little Rock, Arkansas but the Thorntons in my family are from Nebraska.
Another Thornton here. I am in Oz also, I have traced my Thornton side back to Alexander Thornton who was from Armagh, Ireland born approx. 1800, I do not know much about Alexanders parents but it appears he married Fanny Best and they had possibly 9 children, David, deceased, Fanny, George, John, Lizzie, Rachel, Ruth and Thomas (who I am a descendant from). I have a lot of information from Alexander down but if anyone could help with info on parents of Alexander or any inconsistencies in my findings. Also, if anyone else is from this line, I have also traced the Best family back to as far as the 5th century and would love to share.
I am a Thornton.... and I was born and reared in Virginia Beach... My fathers family is from Savanah, GA. My father never spoke of his family often so I am looking for any historical ties.... I do believe Georgia is where his family is connected with Jones surname...But not sure... He married a Payne.. From Norfolk, VA.
I am Michael Thornton of Owosso Mi. I have traced my Thornton ancestry back the Robert De Thornton of Yorkshire England born in 1189 He was married to Annabella Thornton (who was born in 1195 and died in 1227). Robert De Thornton and Annabella were married in 1223 and had a son William De Thornton Lord Newton Born in 1224.
My maiden name is Thornton and we are from Johnston County NC!
I have Thornton ancestors and have traced them back to Lazarus Thornton 1704 - 1774 in Dover England and his son Henry Thornton 1735 - 1803. Henry's Grandaughter Mary Frances Thornton (1810 - 1864) married my Great Great Grandfather Benjamin Wooley Dudley and came to New Zealand in the "Cressey" in 1850. Thornton is still used as a family middle name right to the present day.
I am a Thornton living in Birmingham England my dad is Leonard Thornton there is a lot of us Thorntons in Birmingham England. Reading the past information of my name is so fascinating and seeing all other Thornton s from all over the world on this site is welcoming x
I'm from Mississippi, and there is a county with a ton of Thorntons. Related to most of the county. lol Plus, there are a lot of Thorntons on the coast. I do agree that it is nice to learn more about my name & my ancestors. Those Thorntons in Mississippi are descended from a set of brothers that immigrated to this state.
I've read all the comments and i've got to say it. My very, very large family is lost, dazed,and seriously confused.... Approximately 95% of Thorntons originated from Peter le Clerc de Malpas. To really extend our family throw in the Egertons, the Molyneuxs, the Clercs, and the Rotors. That is just the male line. Happy searching and hello to all my long lost family around the globe!!!
Talladega county Alabama
Cindy Thornton Nicholson
My great-great grandfather, John Thornton, was an original settler in Ontario, Canada. He cleared the land on our family farm in Huron County. He was born in England in Dec., 1823 or Jan., 1824; I think his mother's first name was Hannah. His children were Nelson, Seymour, William, Joseph, Christopher, Wesley, and Lydia. Any connections?
Richard E Thornton
Missouri Thornton, Father was Byron E Thornton. Born and Raised in Missouri. Fathers name (His) Joseph. all red heads Scottish Irish freckled pale skinned. Not sure of Blood lines...
Wait, so if my last name is Thornton and I'm African American (With a mixed racial background of Black, Native American, and White) that could mean that the people back then who share my last name are also my family! Oh my!
Just found out my paternal Great Grandmother's name was Selma Thornton. Not sure if that was the name she was born with or her married name. She died not long after giving birth to my Grandmother, Bessie Irene. They lived in or near Putnam County, Florida. Don't have dates but Bessie was born Aug 17, 1903. Not sure if Selma was of English, Scottish or Irish descent.