Thurston Family History

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Thurston Name Meaning

from a medieval personal name, Old Norse þórsteinn, composed of the elements þórr, name of the Scandinavian god of thunder (see Thor) + steinn ‘stone’, ‘rock’, hence ‘altar of Thor’ or perhaps ‘hammer of Thor’. habitational name from Thurston in Suffolk, so called from the genitive case of the Old Norse personal name þóri (see Thor) + Old English tun ‘enclosure’, ‘settlement’.

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


Similar surnames: Hurston, Harston, Tarlton, Burston, Turton, Whiston, Ruston, Thornton

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Thurston Family Origin

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Thurston Family Occupations

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  • Agricultural Labourer

    6%
  • Labourer

    5%
  • Farmer

    2%
  • Farm Labourer

    2%

In 1881, the most common Thurston occupation in the UK was Agricultural Labourer. 6% of Thurston's were Agricultural Labourers. Agricultural Labourer, Labourer and Farmer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Thurston. A less common occupation for the Thurston family was Farm Labourer.

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