Thorner Family History

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Thorner Name Meaning

German (Thörner): topographic name for someone who lived by a thorn bush, or habitational name for someone from a place called Thorn (see Thorn 3 and 4).German: occupational name for a watchman on a tower. Swedish: ornamental name composed of the elements torn, törne ‘thorn bush’ + the suffix -er, from German.

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


Similar surnames: Horner, Thorn, Thorne, Turner, Borner, Thornell, Torney, Horney

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Thorner Family Origin

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Thorner Family Occupations

What did your Thorner ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, General Labourer and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the UK named Thorner. 42% of Thorner men worked as a General Labourer and 80% of Thorner women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Thorner were Colliery Hewer and Unpaid Domestic Dut

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Top Male Occupations in 1939

  • General Labourer
    42%
  • Dairy Farmer
    12%
  • Bricklayer
    12%
  • Colliery Hewer
    12%

Top Female Occupations in 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
    80%
  • Housewife
    7%
  • Unpaid Household Duties
    5%
  • Unpaid Domestic Dut
    5%

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

Thorner Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 5,000 census records available for the last name Thorner. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Thorner 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Thorner. 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 Thorner. For the veterans among your Thorner ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Thorner Life Expectancy

What is the average Thorner lifespan?

Between 1951 and 2004, in the United States, Thorner life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1954, and highest in 1987. The average life expectancy for Thorner in 1951 was 45, and 80 in 2004.

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