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

What did your Thurston 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 Thurston. 3% of Thurston men worked as a General Labourer and 50% of Thurston women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Thurston were Gardener and Unpaid Domestic

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Top Male Occupations in 1939

  • General Labourer
  • Builders Labourer
  • Farm Labourer
  • Gardener

Top Female Occupations in 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
  • Housewife
  • Private Means
  • Unpaid Domestic

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

Thurston Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 138,000 census records available for the last name Thurston. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Thurston 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 12,000 immigration records available for the last name Thurston. 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 20,000 military records available for the last name Thurston. For the veterans among your Thurston ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Thurston Life Expectancy

What is the average Thurston lifespan?

Between 1942 and 2004, in the United States, Thurston life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1952, and highest in 1983. The average life expectancy for Thurston in 1942 was 43, and 75 in 2004.

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