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Thorton Name Meaning

English: probably a reduced form of Thornton, or a habitational name from Thorton in Marnhull, Dorset, which has the same origin.

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


Similar surnames: Thornton, Horton, Holton, Charton, Norton, Orton, Morton, Lorton

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Thorton Family Origin

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Thorton Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    44%
  • Son

    28%
  • Cattle Drover

    6%
  • Dressmaker

    6%

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Thorton family was Dressmaker. The most common Thorton occupation in Canada was Farmer. 44% of Thorton's were Farmers. Farmer, Son and Cattle Drover were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Thorton.

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Thorton Historical Records

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Thorton Life Expectancy

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