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Thurn Name Meaning

German: topographic name for someone who lived near a watchtower or a metonymic occupational name for someone responsible for manning one from Middle High German turn turm ‘tower’. In some cases it may be a habitational name from any of the many places called with this word in the Rhineland Bavaria Austria and Bohemia. English (Warwickshire): variant of Thorne . This form of the surname is very rare in Britain and Ireland.

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


Similar surnames: Thorn, Horn, Thun, Thurm, Thur, Turk, Huhn, Thran, Hirn, Huron

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Where is the Thurn family from?

You can see how Thurn families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Thurn family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Thurn families were found in USA in 1920. In 1891 there were 33 Thurn families living in London. This was about 51% of all the recorded Thurn's in United Kingdom. London had the highest population of Thurn families in 1891.
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What did your Thurn ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Master Printer and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the United Kingdom named Thurn. 100% of Thurn men worked as a Master Printer and 85% of Thurn women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. .

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

Top Male Occupations In 1939

  • Master Printer
    100%

Top Female Occupations In 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
    85%
  • Unpaid Domestic
    16%
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Passenger Lists

There are 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Thurn. 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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There are 5,000 military records available for the last name Thurn. For the veterans among your Thurn ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Thurn lifespan?

Between 1962 and 2004, in the United States, Thurn life expectancy was at its lowest point in 2004, and highest in 1968. The average life expectancy for Thurn in 1962 was 92, and 58 in 2004.

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