Thorton Family History

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Thorton Name Meaning

English: probably a reduced form of Thornton, or a habitational name from Thorton in Marnhull, Dorset, which has the same origin.

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


Similar surnames: Thornton, Horton, Holton, Charton, Norton, Orton, Morton, Lorton

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Thorton Family Origin

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Thorton Family Occupations

What did your Thorton 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 Thorton. 50% of Thorton men worked as a General Labourer and 80% of Thorton women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Thorton were Carpenter joiner and Cotton Weaver

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Top Male Occupations in 1939

  • General Labourer
    50%
  • Bricklayer
    25%
  • Carpenter joiner
    25%

Top Female Occupations in 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
    80%
  • Unpaid Domestic Du
    3%
  • Housewife
    3%
  • Cotton Weaver
    3%

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

Thorton Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 19,000 census records available for the last name Thorton. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Thorton 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 Thorton. 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 Thorton. For the veterans among your Thorton ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Thorton Life Expectancy

What is the average Thorton lifespan?

Between 1955 and 2004, in the United States, Thorton life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1962, and highest in 1991. The average life expectancy for Thorton in 1955 was 54, and 66 in 2004.

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