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- 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

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