William Thistlethwaite

Wilpshire, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom

The Life of William

When William Thistlethwaite was born on 6 August 1878, in Wilpshire, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom, his father, William Thistlethwaite, was 33 and his mother, Priscilla Thornley, was 26. He lived in Blackburn, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom in 1878.

Photos & Memories (0)

Photos & Memories

Do you know this person? Do you have a story about him you would like to share? Sign in or Create a FREE Account

Family Time Line

William Thistlethwaite
Priscilla Thornley
Lawrence Thistlethwaite
Ellen Thistlethwaite
William Thistlethwaite
Grace Thistlethwaite

Parents & Siblings



World Events (8)


Age 6

Art Nouveau Period (Art and Antiques).
1901 · East Lancashire Royal Engineers

Age 23

The East Lancashire Royal Engineers was a group of volunteers in a unit of Britian's Royal Engineers. They were started in Manchester in 1901. They fought on the western front during WWI and were part of the Dunkirk Evacuation during WWII.

Age 36

Outbreak of World War I. UK enters hostilities against Germany. Grueling trench warfare in Belgium and France.

Name Meaning

English (Lancashire): habitational name from a minor place in the parish of Lancaster called Thistlethwaite, from Middle English thistle + thwaite ‘meadow’ ( see Thwaites ), i.e. a meadow overgrown with thistles.

Possible Related Names

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

Sources (3)

  • William Thistlethwaite in household of William Thistlethwaite, "England and Wales Census, 1881"
  • William Thistlethwaite, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"
  • William Thistlethwaite, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"

Find more of your family story

As a non-profit, we offer free help to anyone looking to learn the details of their family story.

Create a free account
Create a free account to view more about your family.
Share this with your family and friends.