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Thurman Name Meaning

English (East Midlands): from the Middle English personal name Thurmond, Old Norse þormundr, composed of the elements þórr, name of the Norse god of thunder (see Thor) + mundr ‘protection’. Reaney and Wilson suggest that, Thurmond having been an uncommon personal name, this surname may also represent the commoner name Thurmod, Thormod with the second element derived from Old Norse móþr ‘mind’, ‘courage’, but assimilated to -mund (a common second element in other compound names). German (Thurmann): habitational name for someone from a place called Thur (see Thur). German (Thurmann): occupational name for a watchman, from Middle Low German torn(e)man (torn(e) ‘tower’) or Middle High German turn, turm ‘tower’ + man ‘man’. Respelling of Jewish (from Ukraine) Turman, a nickname from Yiddish turman ‘inconstant man’.

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

Similar surnames: Turman, Trueman, Human, Sturman, Thurn, Harman, Herman, Thorman

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Thurman Family Origin

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Thurman Family Occupations

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In 1921, Farmer was the top reported job for people in the CA named Thurman. 42% of Thurman men worked as a Farmer

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Top Male Occupations in 1921

  • Farmer
  • Storekeeper
  • Labourer
  • Salesman

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

Thurman Historical Records

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Census Record

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Passenger List

There are 3,000 immigration records available for the last name Thurman. 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 Card

There are 18,000 military records available for the last name Thurman. For the veterans among your Thurman ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Thurman Life Expectancy

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Between 1942 and 2004, in the United States, Thurman life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1943, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Thurman in 1942 was 38, and 73 in 2004.

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