Monday, August 11, 2014
Surname Saturday (Late) - Thornbrugh
Today's Surname: Thornbrugh
Jane Thornbrugh was my 7th great grandmother.
b. 1737 in North Carolina
d. 07 Jun 1796 in North Carolina
She married Richard Mendenhall (1737-1773) on 24 Jun 1758 at the age of 21 and they had 8 children.
Jane's parents were Walter Thornbrugh (1711-1783) and Margaret Beeson (1708-1780).
Her grandfather- Edward Thornbrugh (1687-1734) immigrated from Cootehill, Cavan, Ireland.
Edward's father was born in England in 1661.
I have researched back to Rowland Thornburgh (1582-1611), my 13th great grandfather in England.
The surname Thornbrugh is English. The website- www.houseofnames.com states that the name is of ancient Anglo-Saxon origin and comes from the family once having lived in Thornborough found in the counties of Buckinhamshire and North Yorkshire.
The spelling of the name varies: Thornborough, Thornbury, Thornberry, Thornborrowe, Thornbery, Thronburgh and more.
Thornbrugh's found in the USA:
There are 318 Thornbrugh's name's in the findagrave index- varying from Missouri to Iowa to Oklahoma to California. I was surprised by this number- I thought it would be a lot lower since I've never heard of this name until researching my grandmother.
(U.S. and Canada, Passenger and Immigration Lists Index, 1500s-1900s results for Thornbrugh)
There is only one!~ Thornbrugh- arrival in 1680 in Barbados.
(U.S. Naturalization Record Indexes, 1791-1992)
Name Born Place and Date
Gertrude Thornbrugh abt 1906 Cali. 1941
Freda Marie Thronbrugh 1933 Cali. 1959
Laurabel Thornbrugh ? Cali. 1950
(UK, Outward Passenger Lists, 1890-1960)
Name Born Destination
Henry Thornbrugh ? 1903- Boston
Miss Thornbrugh ? 1905- Montreal
Master Albert Thornbrugh 1930 1934- Austrailia