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

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  • Agricultural Labourer

    18%
  • Agricultural Laborer

    9%
  • Labourer

    7%
  • Labourer (Ag)

    7%

In 1881, 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). Agricultural Labourer, Agricultural Laborer and Labourer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Thorndike.

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Thorndike Historical Records

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Thorndike Life Expectancy

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