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Throup is a surname of British origin, meaning "at the thorp". [1]

Thorp is a Middle English word for a hamlet or small village, from Old English (Anglo-Saxon)/Old Norse þorp. There are many place names in England with the suffix "-thorp" or "-thorpe". Most are in Northumberland, County Durham, Yorkshire, Lincolnshire, Cambridgeshire, Norfolk, and Suffolk but some are in Surrey.


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Aitor Throup

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Margaret Ann Throup is a British Conservative Party politician. A former business consultant and biomedical scientist, she was first elected as the Member of Parliament (MP) for Erewash in the 2015 general election. She was re-elected in the 2017 general election.

Matilde Throup Sepúlveda was the first Chilean woman to receive the title of attorney, and the third to obtain a professional title after the institution of the Decreto Amunátegui of 1877 which allowed women to be admitted to universities.

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  1. Bardsley, Charles Wareing; Bardsley, A. (1901). A dictionary of English and Welsh surnames, with special American instances. New York: Henry Frowde. p. 747. Retrieved 4 November 2016 via Google Books.