Thistle Family History

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Thistle Name Meaning

English: apparently a topographic name for someone who lived where there was an abundance of thistles, from Middle English thistle. Probably an Americanized form of German Distel.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press


Similar surnames: Tritle, Whistler, Tickle, Tintle, Tingle, Shartle, Hittle, Bustle

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Thistle Family Origin

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Thistle Family Occupations

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Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Thistle ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

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  • Brewers Laborer

    7%
  • Farmer

    7%
  • Retired Farmer

    7%
  • Agricultural Laborer

    3%

In 1881, Brewers Laborer, Farmer and Retired Farmer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Thistle. The most common Thistle occupation in the UK was Brewers Laborer. 7% of Thistle's were Brewers Laborers. A less common occupation for the Thistle family was Agricultural Laborer.

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Thistle Historical Records

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Thistle Life Expectancy

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