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Thexton Family Study

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Date: After 2020 to before 2050
Location: Cheltenham, Victoria, Australiamap
Surnames/tags: Thexton Theckston Theakston
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Please contact the Study's coordinator Gary Thexton or post a comment at the foot of the page. If you have any questions, just ask. Thanks!

Goals

This is a One Name Study to collect together in one place everything about one Thexton and the variants of that name. The hope is that other researchers like you will join our study to help make it a valuable reference point for people studying lines that cross or intersect.

Task List

1. identify we have a unique name(s) dating back to first millennium. 2. Gather those who are descendants of that name and build a base from which future generations can use without Jumping thru hoops to source. 3. Develop tree(s) that truly reflect our unique nature 4. Develop process for all to use in the most user friendly platforms available. 5. Seek constant views from participants to modify through consultation, by allowing all to have a fair equitable participation.





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Last name: Thexton

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This is an English surname. Recorded in many forms including Thaxton, Thackston, Texton, Thexton, Theakston, Theakson, and many others, it is locational. It derives from the village of Theakston, population 64, three miles south east of Bedale, in North Yorkshire. The village name is first recorded in Domesday Book as "Eston," although this is clearly a mistaken form, as all other spellings from thereon refer to either Thekeston or Textone. Interestingly both these spellings were later to appear as surnames, although gradually by the 18th century, the modern form of Theakston had superseded most other spellings. Assuming that "Thekeston" first found in recordings in 1157 a.d. is correct, the name means "The farm (tun) of Teodec" the latter being an Olde English baptismal and pagan name, which may have derived from "teag" - an enclosure. All names have to start somewhere, and in many cases the name would describe a local object of some prominence. However truthfully nobody knows for certain, they can only make inspired guesses. What is reasonably certain is that around the mid 16th century, many inhabitants left the former village, taking as their surname the name of their village. Not being educated they guessed at the spelling, which in itself created many forms. Examples include Agnes Theackstone, recorded in Pateley Bridge in 1587, Georgius Thekstone of Ripon in 1589, however William Theakston who lived close by at Bedale, got it right on April 16th 1594. Other examples were Anne Texton of Goldsborough in 1677, Robert Thakstone of Clapham in 1692, and Ann Thexton, who married Edward Grat at Gilling, Helmsley, on November 9th 1736. Throughout the centuries, surnames in every country have continued to "develop" often leading to astonishing variants of the original spelling.

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posted 16 May 2020 by Gary Thexton   [thank Gary]
SURNAME: THEXTON

Spelling variations as found in British Isles Genealogy. 12th May 1998

THEACKSTONE THAKESTONE THEAKSTINS THEAXSTUN

THICKSTON THIXTEN THEXTONE THEXTED

THIEKSTON THOAKSTONE THEAXTON THEXTIN

THAXTON THEACKSTON THEXSON THEKSTON

THEKESTON THEAKSTONE THEEKSTON THEACHSTON

THEIKSONE THEAKESTONE THACKSTON THACKSON

THECKSTON THECKSTONE THEAXSTON THIXSTON

TEXSTON THEKSON THAXSTONE THEAKSTON

TEAKSTON THICKSON THEAXTONE TEXTON

THAKSTON THEXSTON THIXSTONE THACKSTONE

SHEXTON TAXTON THAXON THOXTON

THEXTAN THIXTON THOXTEN THUCKSTONE

THEAKESTON THICKSTONE THUCKSTON THAXSTON

THECKESTON THACSTON THESHSTON THICKESTON

THEAKUTON. THIKSTON THECKTON THACKESTONE

THACKSONE THOCKSTON THOCKSON THICKISTON

THETTON THEXSONE THESTON THEAKSTION

posted 15 May 2020 by Gary Thexton   [thank Gary]
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