Thorn Name Meaning

English and Danish: topographic name for someone who lived by a thorn bush or hedge (Old English, Old Norse þorn). The name is also found in Sweden. English: habitational name from a place named with Old English, Old Norse þorn ‘thorn bush’ (see 1), for example Thorne in Kent, Somerset, and South Yorkshire. North German and Danish: topographic name for someone who lived near a tower, from Middle Low German torn ‘tower’. German: habitational name from the city of Thorn (Torun in Poland), which was named with Middle High German torn ‘tower’.

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


Similar surnames: Horn, Thor, Thurn, Thorne, Torr, Torno, Thoen, Corn, Schorn, Hirn

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Thorn Family Origin

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Thorn Family Occupations

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  • Agricultural Labourer

    5%
  • Farmer

    3%
  • Labourer

    3%
  • Painter

    2%

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Thorn family was Painter. Agricultural Labourer, Farmer and Labourer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Thorn. The most common Thorn occupation in the UK was Agricultural Labourer. 5% of Thorn's were Agricultural Labourers.

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Between 1943 and 2004, Thorn life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1943, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Thorn in 1943 was 31, and 73 in 2004.

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