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Re: Origins of Hawthornthwaite, now Hawthorn
Posted by: Colin Earnshaw Date: July 11, 2001 at 16:40:20
In Reply to: Origins of Hawthornthwaite, now Hawthorn by cedric Hawthorn of 233

My mothers maiden name is Hawthornthwaite.The family originate from near Lancaster, Lancashire in England.In the 1881 census of the U.K. there were just 37 Hawthornthwaites. The surname is Anglo-Saxon/ Norse meaning"clearing among the Hawthorns".There is a Hawthornthwaite Fell [Hill, again Old English ] near Lancaster. The family were often Baptised in St. Marys Parish Church in Lancaster.The family stillreside largely in Lancashire. Get reasearching!Incidently my surname is also Anglo-Saxon/Ancient British and means Eagles Hill.Earnshaws also originate in Lancashire.


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