Thornhill Family History

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Thornhill Name Meaning

English: habitational name from any of various places named Thornhill, for example in Derbyshire, West Yorkshire, Dorset, and Wiltshire, from Old English þorn ‘thorn bush’ + hyll ‘hill’.

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


Similar surnames: Churchill, Thorndike, Thorn, Barnhill, Thornell, Greenhill, Thornton

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Thornhill Family Origin

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Thornhill Family Occupations

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  • Laborer

    15%
  • School Teacher

    15%
  • Agent

    8%
  • Artist

    8%

In 1881, Laborer, School Teacher and Agent were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Thornhill. A less common occupation for the Thornhill family was Artist. The most common Thornhill occupation in Canada was Laborer. 15% of Thornhill's were Laborers.

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Thornhill Historical Records

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Thornhill Life Expectancy

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