The Thorpe Surname Project
The origin of the surname Thorpe is English and variations of the name include Tharp, Thorp and Thorpe. Today, there are thousands of descendants of Thorpe ancestors in both America and England. Some early examples include Thomas Tharp who lived in Maryland in 1674. Another is Thomas Thorpe who was one of the earliest settlers of Woodbridge, NJ. And Zebulon Tharp who was granted lands in Virginia by Lord Fairfax.These three early settlers represent only a few of the many Thorpe ancestors who emigrated to America in the 1600-1700?s. This project represents the first time descendants of various Thorpe families are attempting to establish connections between families, possibly reaching back to England. This is an exciting project which may help us find links between families. For those who cannot trace their family tree back more than a few generations, this project may allow you to trace much further back in time. Please join us in our pursuit of Thorpe family connections.
Other surnames in Project
Tharp, Tharpe, Thorp, Thorpe
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