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Thoburn Name Meaning

English (northern): variant of Thorburn .

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


Similar surnames: Thorburn, Coburn, Cobourn, Burn, Taborn, Clyburn, Thornburg, Bourn

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Where is the Thoburn family from?

You can see how Thoburn families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Thoburn family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Thoburn families were found in United Kingdom in 1891. In 1891 there were 57 Thoburn families living in Durham. This was about 32% of all the recorded Thoburn's in United Kingdom. Durham had the highest population of Thoburn families in 1891.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Thoburn surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Thoburn ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, General Labourer and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the United Kingdom named Thoburn. 34% of Thoburn men worked as a General Labourer and 75% of Thoburn women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Thoburn were Steam Roller Driver and Unpaid Domestic. .

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Top Male Occupations In 1939

  • General Labourer
    34%
  • Grocers Assistant
    14%
  • Cotton Weaver
    14%
  • Steam Roller Driver
    14%

Top Female Occupations In 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
    75%
  • Cotton Weaver
    7%
  • Unpaid Domestic Duti
    4%
  • Unpaid Domestic
    4%
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Census Records

There are 4,000 census records available for the last name Thoburn. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Thoburn census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 766 immigration records available for the last name Thoburn. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the UK, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 1,000 military records available for the last name Thoburn. For the veterans among your Thoburn ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Thoburn lifespan?

Between 1959 and 2004, in the United States, Thoburn life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1959, and highest in 1989. The average life expectancy for Thoburn in 1959 was 46, and 86 in 2004.

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