This Web Site
This web site is run by a family of the
name Haythornthwaite. We were born in Burnley, Lancashire, England and
come from a textile family.
Cartoon by Sarah Haythornthwaite
The name has a long history and we intend
that these web pages should be useful to anyone researching the origins
of either their ancestors or the name.
The family Company was called Haythornthwaite & Sons Ltd producing
outerwear under the trade name of Grenfell and the clothing has been
used by many famous people.
The Name Everyone Remembers
Yes it certainly is remembered by all who come into
contact with anyone of the name Haythornthwaite. This can sometimes be
a blessing and sometimes not depending upon who is remembering it !!
The name is probably Viking in origin. The pages on the history of the
name and the download documents give various opinions about the origins
of the many spellings of this name.
In the Download section many documents about
the name can be downloaded in Word format for reading at your leisure.
Much of the research and Genealogy data has been aquired
by Ian Haythornthwaite dec., Carl Haythornthwaite, Peter Kenway Haythornthwaite
and Kathryn Yates (nee Sutcliffe) and my thanks go to them for making
this available. Also thanks to Alan Barton dec. for donating some of the
Bannister data and to Linda Brockbank (nee Dawson) for the Brockbank &
The Coat of Arms shown above was used by Haythornthwaites around 1900.
The crest was painted for Ellen Haythornthwaite (born Arncliffe 1853,
died Giggleswick 1931) and the original is now in the posession of her
descendant Mark Etheridge .
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