Origin of thorp
Examples from the Web for thorp
That tower was ancient, and therefrom the Thorp had its name and the whole valley also; and it was called Burgstead in Burgdale.The Roots of the Mountains|William Morris
Stephen Leake, an ingenious writer on coins and heraldry, died at Thorp, England.The Every Day Book of History and Chronology|Joel Munsell
We all of us had mighty good ponies, but Thorp had a team and wagon, which he was driving for Colonel Boone.The Old Santa Fe Trail|Henry Inman
Thorp perceived it, without any 'lead' from me; so it is not merely my own fancy.The Life of Francis Thompson|Everard Meynell
Thorp, the lucky bridegroom, was a fine dashing fellow, bent upon distinguishing himself.
British Dictionary definitions for thorp
noun (in place names)
Word Origin for thorp
Word Origin and History for thorp
Old English ðorp "village, hamlet, farm, estate," reinforced by Old Norse ðorp, both from Proto-Germanic *thurpa- (cf. Old Frisian thorp, Frisian terp, Middle Dutch, Dutch dorp, German dorf "village," Gothic þaurp "estate, land, field"), probably from PIE root *treb- "dwelling." Preserved in place names ending in -thorp, -thrup.