- James FrancisJim, 1888–1953, U.S. track-and-field athlete and football and baseball player.
- a hamlet; village.
Origin of thorp
Examples from the Web for thorpe
Thorpe, who died in 1999 at the age of 62, wrote several crime novels.Seriously, ‘Die Hard’ Was a Novel Before It Was a Movie and a Good One
December 22, 2013
Thorpe was acquitted of all wrongdoing, and here is what Waugh had to say about that acquittal in the introduction to his book.British Tabloids in Action
November 30, 2012
Records for many of the so-called Poverty Row western serials Thorpe appeared in are lost.
There were no official collegiate records in 1912, only newspaper accounts and they are missing for two games Thorpe played in.
Pre-doping, pre-systematic training, pre-everything—Thorpe is still right up there in the Olympic Pantheon.
Thorpe took a chair, and the two men exchanged a silent, intent look.
"Oh, it'll mount up to considerable, as it stands," said Thorpe.
Thorpe hailed him, with a peremptory tone, and gave the brusque order, "Strand!"
The profound apprehension in the mother's voice did not dull the gleam in Thorpe's eyes.
"Oh, hardly a 'few years'; more like fifteen," Thorpe corrected him.
- Ian . born 1982, Australian swimmer; won three gold medals at the 2000 Olympic Games, six gold medals at the 2002 Commonwealth Games, and two gold medals at the 2004 Olympic Games.
- James Francis. 1888–1953, American football player and athlete: Olympic pentathlon and decathlon champion (1912)
- Jeremy. born 1929, British politician; leader of the Liberal party (1967–76)
- a small village
Word Origin and History for thorpe
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.