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Thore Name Meaning

English (Staffordshire and Middlesex): chiefly from the Middle English male personal name T(h)or(e) Thure representing Old Norse Thórir or Thóri or Anglo-Scandinavian Thórr all short forms of Old Norse personal names containing the first element Thór- Thúr- ‘Thor’ the name of the god of thunder in Scandinavian mythology. Occasionally perhaps also from the corresponding Middle English female personal name Thore (Old Norse Thóra). This surname is very rare in Britain and Ireland. Swedish: variant of Thor . French (Thoré): nickname for a strong or violent individual derived from Old French tor ‘bull’.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022

Similar surnames: Thor, Thobe, Thode, Thome, Thole, Toro, Thorne, Thorpe, Thoren, Shore

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Where is the Thore family from?

You can see how Thore families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Thore family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Thore families were found in United Kingdom in 1891. In 1911 there were 7 Thore families living in Manitoba. This was about 44% of all the recorded Thore's in Canada. Manitoba had the highest population of Thore families in 1911.
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What did your Thore ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housekeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Thore. 26% of Thore men worked as a Farmer and 28% of Thore women worked as a Housekeeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Thore were Operator and Housekeeping. .

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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.

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Top Male Occupations In 1940

  • Farmer
  • Laborer
  • Salesman
  • Operator

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housekeeper
  • Laborer
  • Beautician
  • Housekeeping
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Passenger Lists

There are 683 immigration records available for the last name Thore. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in Canada, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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There are 2,000 military records available for the last name Thore. For the veterans among your Thore ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Thore lifespan?

Between 1962 and 2004, in the United States, Thore life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1969, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Thore in 1962 was 83, and 60 in 2004.

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