Robert Thornton

1642–1658
Mirfield, Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom

The Life of Robert

When Robert Thornton was christened on 27 November 1642, in Mirfield, Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom, his father, Robert Thornton, was 23 and his mother, Elizabeth Robinson, was 22. He died on 22 October 1658, at the age of 15.

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Family Time Line

Robert Thornton
1619–
Elizabeth Robinson
1620–
Robert Thornton
1642–1658
John Thornton
1645–1688
Grace Thornton
1644–1658
Martha Thornton
1649–1706

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Name Meaning

1 English and Scottish: habitational name from any of the numerous places throughout England and Scotland so called, from Old English þorn ‘thorn bush’ + tūn ‘enclosure’, ‘settlement’.2 Irish: Anglicized (translated) form of Gaelic Mac Sceacháin ‘son of Sceachán’ ( see Skehan ).3 Irish: reduced Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Draighneáin ‘descendant of Draighneán’ ( see Drennan ).

Possible Related Names

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

Sources (1)

  • Robert Thornton, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"

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