Thor Family History

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Thor Name Meaning

Scandinavian (mainly Swedish): from a personal name, a short form of any of the various Scandinavian personal names containing the first element Thor (Old Norse þórr), the name of the god of thunder in Scandinavian mythology. English: from the Anglo-Scandinavian name þor, þur, probably short forms of Old Norse compound names in þór-, þúr- (see 1). German: habitational name for someone who lived by the gates of a town or a metonymic occupational name for someone responsible for guarding them, from Middle High German tor ‘gate’ (modern German Tor). Compare Portmann. German: nickname from Middle Low German dor, Middle High German tor ‘fool’; also ‘deaf person’. Southeast Asian: unexplained.

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

Similar surnames: Thorn, Thore, Uhr, Thon, Troy, Ahr, Thurn, Hoy, Toro, Torr

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Thor Family Origin

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Thor Family Occupations

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In 1939, Aircraft Rivetter and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the UK named Thor. 50% of Thor men worked as an Aircraft Rivetter and 34% of Thor women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Thor were Coal Hewer (heavy Worker) and Trained Nurse State Regis Hospital

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Top Male Occupations in 1939

  • Aircraft Rivetter
  • Chiet Cinema Projectionist electrition
  • Coal Hewer (heavy Worker)

Top Female Occupations in 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
  • Domestic Service
  • Housekeeper Unpaid
  • Trained Nurse State Regis Hospital

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

Thor Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 6,000 census records available for the last name Thor. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Thor census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Thor. 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 Card

There are 9,000 military records available for the last name Thor. For the veterans among your Thor ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Thor Life Expectancy

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Between 1956 and 2004, in the United States, Thor life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1960, and highest in 1988. The average life expectancy for Thor in 1956 was 61, and 80 in 2004.

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