Thornhill Family Crest

Thornhill Family CrestThe English surname Thornhill, also found in Scotland and Ireland, is of habitation origin. The original bearer of the name Thornhill was named after the place the resided. There are a nuber of places named Thornhill in Derbyshire, Wwest Yorkshire, Dorset and Wiltshire. The name Thornhill derives from the Old English thorn  meaning a “thornbush and hyll meaning a “hill.” The name Thornhill is first recorded in English documents in Yorkshire where the Thornhills trace their descent from Gernever, a noble Saxon who possessed large tracts of land there prior  to the Norman invasion of 1066.

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