Thorndike Family History

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Thorndike Name Meaning

English: topographic name for someone who lived by a defense consisting of a thorn hedge and a ditch, or a habitational name from some minor place named with Old English þorn ‘thorn bush’ + dic ‘ditch’, ‘dike’.

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


Similar surnames: Thorn, Thornhill, Thorner, Thornley, Thornton, Gornik, Thorne, Hornik

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Thorndike Family Origin

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Thorndike Family Occupations

What did your Thorndike ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, Agricultural Labourer, Agricultural Laborer and Labourer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Thorndike. The most common Thorndike occupation in the UK was Agricultural Labourer. 18% of Thorndike's were Agricultural Labourers. A less common occupation for the Thorndike family was Labourer (Ag).

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  • Agricultural Labourer

    18%
  • Agricultural Laborer

    9%
  • Labourer

    7%
  • Labourer (Ag)

    7%

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

Thorndike Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Thorndike. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Thorndike 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 642 immigration records available for the last name Thorndike. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Thorndike. For the veterans among your Thorndike ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Thorndike Life Expectancy

What is the average Thorndike lifespan?

Between 1958 and 2004, in the United States, Thorndike life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1958, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Thorndike in 1958 was 50, and 67 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Thorndike

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Thorndike ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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