Threlkeld Name Study

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Surnames/tags: Threlkeld Thrailkill Thurlkill
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Categories: Threlkeld Name Study | One Name Studies | DNA Projects.

Update 25 Feb 2018: the Threlkeld One-Name Study website is now live at

If you have the surname Threlkeld—or any common variant spellings including, but not limited to, Thrailkill, Threlkel, Thurlkill, and Threldkeld—in your family tree, I hope you will join our Study and help build a valuable resource for people studying direct or related lines.

There is no obligatory time commitment or work responsibility required. To get started, all you need to do is add the Study's WikiTree Category Code to the profiles of people you manage who were born with the surname or any of its variant spellings:

[[Category:Threlkeld Name Study]]

Just copy and paste that immediately above the "Biography" line of the relevant profiles that you manage. Simple and easy. To keep abreast of WikiTree announcements dealing with the Study, add the G2G tag "Threlkeld" or "Thrailkill," the two most prevalent spellings of the surname.

The Study is being launched in conjunction with a registered Guild of One-Name Studies effort. A for-purpose, extensive website has been built that includes, among other features, a curated and collaborative repository of reference and source materials: WikiTree is the for-record repository of family tree information.

In association with the Study, we also administer the Threlkeld Surname DNA Project at Family Tree DNA. Y-chromosome testing results are updated there; autosomal testing information is maintained at the Study website, primarily in the Member Profiles for now. As significant atDNA triangulation groups are identified, a new feature will be added to illustrate these for easier reference.

To view individual WikiTree profiles currently associated with the effort, please visit the Study's WikiTree Category page.

At the Study's website, you can read about the etymology and origins of the Threlkeld surname, dating back to the time of the Danelaw in circa 10th century England, and read a 19th century article summarizing some of the earliest known appearances of the surname in written records.

I hope you'll join us in our collaborative initiative to improve knowledge globally about this ancient English surname. Please contact me via WikiTree or from the Study's website if you have any questions or comments about the Threlkeld One-Name Study or the Threlkeld Surname DNA Project.

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On 2 Jul 2017 at 18:22 GMT Liz (Noland) Shifflett wrote:

Hi! I added text to the companion category for your name study (Category:Threlkeld Name Study). Feel free to edit it. The default for the template is to add the main category, but you can add a line to have a different category. See the ONS template page for details. Give me a holler if you have any questions about categorization.

I also added redirects from the surname pages for Threlkeld, Thrailkill, Threldkeld, and Thurlkill (that means those pages have a click-through button to this page... on the Threlkeld surname page, the button is "Threlkeld Project" & you can create a link to this space page using Project:Threlkeld or Project:Thrailkill or either of the other two surname variations).

Cheers, Liz