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OTHER SCRIPTS: de Threston or Threston
PRONOUNCED: Like Three the name is Threston
Meaning & History
The surname of Threston is English in origin, and, means "to twist"** and, can be traced as far back as the 11th century where the name is found in the "Domesday Book." The name Threston is a variation of the name of the town of Threxton, Norfolk, UK, and, there are several variations of the name Threxton including:
During the Middle Ages it was very common to take the town where one lived as your surname. For example, John of Threxton became John Threxton. And, due to the use of Latin, French and Middle English plus poor literacy rates through the end of the 19th century, spellings of Threxton became corrupted into the known variations found above. The Threston/Trackston family was ennobled and granted a coat of arms.
**The word thresten is Anglo Saxon meaning "to twist" found in "History of the English language" by By Thomas Raynesford Lounsbury