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Thornhill Name Meaning

English (mainly Lancashire and Yorkshire): habitational name from any of various places called Thornhill for example in Derbyshire Yorkshire Dorset and Wiltshire from Old English thorn ‘thorn tree’ + 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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Where is the Thornhill family from?

You can see how Thornhill families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Thornhill family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Thornhill families were found in United Kingdom in 1891. In 1911 there were 34 Thornhill families living in Ontario. This was about 69% of all the recorded Thornhill's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Thornhill families in 1911.
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What did your Thornhill ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Laborer and Housekeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the Canada named Thornhill. 34% of Thornhill men worked as a Laborer and 100% of Thornhill women worked as a Housekeeper. .

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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.

Top Male Occupations In 1921

  • Laborer
  • Farmer
  • Journalier
  • Salesman

Top Female Occupations In 1921

  • Housekeeper
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Census Records

There are 55,000 census records available for the last name Thornhill. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Thornhill census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 6,000 immigration records available for the last name Thornhill. 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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Draft Cards

There are 7,000 military records available for the last name Thornhill. For the veterans among your Thornhill ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Thornhill lifespan?

Between 1943 and 2004, in the United States, Thornhill life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1951, and highest in 1998. The average life expectancy for Thornhill in 1943 was 44, and 72 in 2004.

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