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Type Surname (from location)
Usage English
Other Forms FormsThursby, Thoresby, Thorisbye, Thorby, Thorlby, Thoresby, Thoresbie, Thirby, Thurby, Thurbie

Meaning & History

habitational name from North and South Thoresby (Lincolnshire) Thoresby in Carperby (North Yorkshire) or Thoresby in Perlethorpe cum Budby (Nottinghamshire). The Lincolnshire and Yorkshire placenames derive from the Old Norse personal name Thorir (genitive Thoris) + Old Norse byr "farmstead village". The Nottinghamshire placename derives from the Old Norse personal name Thur (genitive Thurs) + Old Norse byr. Variant of Thursby.
Added 6/16/2023 by Paradiso36
Edited 6/16/2023 by Paradiso36