The Thurlby surname and it´s variants, Thorlby, Thoreleby, Thirlby, Tharlby etc. was spelled by the scribe according to the dialect of the, usually illiterate, parent at the baptism of the child. The earliest entry in the IGI for a variant name is Mary Thorlbye c 11 Apr 1562.
My Thurlby family, originated in the Rauceby area of Lincolnshire, England at least as far back as 1650. Many descendants, all over the world, appear to be descended from this one group. Several researchers have jointly contributed their data to a comprehensive descendants listing of William Thurlby born about 1650 in North Rauceby in Lincolnshire England. Since this initial listing, many other researchers from all over the world have been able to connect to this family. Click on the Thurlby c1650 button on the left to view these listings.
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I would be really interested in hearing from any Thurlby family member or a Thurlby descendant. Histories and photographs of people are certainly sought, no matter how little, and can be added to these pages. I am especially interested in the Thurlby´s who emigrated and their spread across the continents. If you have any Thurlby data on your web site, please allow me to link to your page.