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Welcome to the Thornton Research Site.

The objectives of the Thornton One-Name Study are to research Thornton families, record findings, analyze data, and share historical and genealogical data of Thornton families worldwide. It is hoped that through sharing the information on this site, various Thornton family branches may connect.

Here you will find everything from abstracts and transcriptions of wills, deeds, pariah records, and other research notes, to small branches and compiled trees of various Thornton families wherever they are found. If you are a Thornton, or a descendant of a Thornton, I hope you find something of interest on this site.

If you have any documents, photographs, research notes or compiled trees with sources that you’d like to share with others, or just have queries about a Thornton family, please Get in Touch. Perhaps you have taken notes on a Thornton family that turned out not to be yours. Your notes, with credit given to you, can be posted here in hopes of helping someone else find a missing piece of their puzzle. Even if you have information on just one family, or a generation or two, it might be just what someone else is looking for.

If you are a male whose surname is Thornton, please consider taking a DNA test and find out to which Thornton family group you belong. The Thornton DNA Project, with nearly 300 participants, is sorting out various Thornton families world-wide.

This site is hosted by The Guild of One Name Studies, and will continue to be preserved by the Guild, after I retire. For more information about one-name studies, please go to The Guild of One-Name Studies.We are new and a work in progress, so check back frequently for newly posted information. I welcome all comments, additional information, and corrections.

This site created and maintained by Langdon Hagen-Long (member 7453) Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA

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