Thwing Family History

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Thwing Name Meaning

Apparently an English habitational name from the place so called in East Yorkshire, named with Old Scandinavian þvengr or Old English þweng ‘narrow strip of land’. The surname, however, does not appear in English sources.

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

Similar surnames: Wing, Tong, Thain, Hoing, Twigg, Ping, Hwang, Gowing, Twine, Alling

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Thwing Family Origin

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Thwing Family Occupations

What did your Thwing ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Secretary were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Thwing. 34% of Thwing men worked as a Farmer and 25% of Thwing women worked as a Secretary. Some less common occupations for Americans named Thwing were Clerk and Waitress

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Farmer
  • Laborer
  • Salesman
  • Clerk

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Secretary
  • Stenographer
  • Teacher
  • Waitress

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

Thwing Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Thwing. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Thwing 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 438 immigration records available for the last name Thwing. 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 801 military records available for the last name Thwing. For the veterans among your Thwing ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Thwing Life Expectancy

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Between 1943 and 2004, in the United States, Thwing life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1943, and highest in 1975. The average life expectancy for Thwing in 1943 was 40, and 85 in 2004.

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