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family has descended through the lines of the ancient Anglo-Saxon
culture. Their name comes from having lived in the parish of
Thornton in the county of Yorkshire. Thornton is a topographic
surname, which was given to a person who resided near a physical
feature such as a hill, stream, church, or type of tree.
Spelling variations of this family name include: Thornton, Thornten and others.
First found in Cheshire where the founder of the family was Peter Thornton, Secretary to the Blundells.
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: James Thornton who settled in Maryland in 1633; Joanna Thornton settled in New England with her husband Walter and Robert her son in 1635; Mary Thornton settled in New York in 1705.
Family Motto Translated: To the faithful go rewards
Found on oakworthvillage.com photos since removed from Oakworth website
Oakworth Hall itself is a 17th century building and has been used as a farm, bank and private house. Set into the wall are carved heads of Celtic origin and a tablet detailing charges for the former toll road of Providence Lane. the shop premises were formerly the grocery and drapery departments of Oakworth Co-Operative Society, founded in 1862, and merged with Keighley in 1907.
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