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Thornberry Name Meaning

English: habitational name from Thornborough in North Yorkshire (Thornebergh in 12th-century records) or Thornbrough in Northumberland and North Yorkshire (T(h)orneburg in 13th-century records). The former is probably so named from Old English þorn ‘thorn bush’ + beorg ‘hill’; the latter from þorn + burh ‘fort’. Other possible though less likely sources are Thornbury in Devon, Gloucestershire, or Herefordshire, which are all named from Old English þorn + byrig, dative of burh ‘fortified place’. Possibly an Americanized spelling of Swedish Thornberg.

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


Similar surnames: Thornley, Hornby, Thorley, Thornberg, Rowberry, Thorner, Horner

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Thornberry Family Origin

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Thornberry Family Occupations

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  • Artist Oil Paintings

    14%
  • Brass Founder

    14%
  • Charwoman

    14%
  • Dealer In China & Ware

    14%

In 1881, Artist Oil Paintings, Brass Founder and Charwoman were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Thornberry. The most common Thornberry occupation in the UK was Artist Oil Paintings. 14% of Thornberry's were Artist Oil Paintingss. A less common occupation for the Thornberry family was Dealer In China & Ware.

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