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Princeton's WordNet

  1. Thorpe, Jim Thorpe, James Francis Thorpenoun

    outstanding United States athlete (1888-1953)


  1. thorpenoun

    A group of houses in the country; a small village; a hamlet; a dorp.

  2. Etymology: Various places in England, from þorp.


  1. thorpe

    A thorpe is an Old English term which was used to describe a small village or hamlet. The term is frequently seen in place names throughout England.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Thorpenoun

    a group of houses in the country; a small village; a hamlet; a dorp; -- now chiefly occurring in names of places and persons; as, Althorp, Mablethorpe


  1. Thorpe

    Thorpe is a village and civil parish in the English county of Derbyshire; it is on the Derbyshire/Staffordshire border, on the east bank of the River Dove, about four miles north of Ashbourne. Thorpe is at the southern end of the Peak District National Park almost at the foot of Thorpe Cloud, and is an excellent base for exploring Dovedale and the Manifold Valley. The Dovedale Dash, a 4¾ mile cross-country running race held annually each November, was first organised here in 1953. It formerly had a railway station, Thorpe Cloud railway station, served by the LNWR Ashbourne to Buxton branch line, which linked with the Cromford and High Peak Railway at Parsley Hay. This former trackbed now forms the long distance Tissington Trail cycle and footpath trail. There is a small car park at the station site, and many walkers/cyclists leave the trail at this point to visit Dovedale or the nearby picturesque village of Ilam.

Surnames Frequency by Census Records


    According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Thorpe is ranked #1651 in terms of the most common surnames in America.

    The Thorpe surname appeared 21,813 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 7 would have the surname Thorpe.

    68.6% or 14,968 total occurrences were White.
    25.3% or 5,532 total occurrences were Black.
    2.4% or 543 total occurrences were of Hispanic origin.
    2.3% or 502 total occurrences were of two or more races.
    0.7% or 155 total occurrences were American Indian or Alaskan Native.
    0.5% or 116 total occurrences were Asian.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Thorpe in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Thorpe in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Examples of Thorpe in a Sentence

  1. Justin Lenhart:

    He dealt with adversity his whole life, thorpe's legacy is perseverance. He wasn't a perfect man ... but he also accomplished a lot under some really tough circumstances.

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