I have always thought that there was a connection between the fabled (and bad boy)Ragnar Lodbrok, Viking circa AD 875) and the Lothrop (Lowthorpe) family. I mean, where did we come from anyway? Best I have been a ble to determine is that the family came from a Walter de Lowthorpe Louthorp) who was an undertenant of the Meynall family (Gant fee Filey: Meynil)and co-parcened lands in the East Yorks area circa 1200. I doubt that he or his forebearers came with the Con-querer. So, were they "Saxons" of the land who wound up undertenants? Perhaps. But, where did the "Saxons" really come from? Were they not, perhaps, decendants of the many Norse (Germanic peoples) who raided from the nith century on? Look at the similarity in name: Lodbrok=Lothrop. Use Grims laws of translation: d=th, now you have Lothbrok. I have trouble letting go of this.