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Thurman Name Meaning

English (Leicestershire and Nottinghamshire): from the Middle English personal name T(h)urmund Old Norse Thórmundr composed of the elements Thórr the name of the Norse god of thunder (see Thor ) + mundr ‘protection’. This personal name in was rare and Thurman may also have derived from the commoner Middle English personal name T(h)urmod T(h)urmot by assimilation of the second theme -mod -mot to the element -mund which is found in several other compound personal names. Americanized form of German Thurmann: habitational name for someone from a place called Thur (see Thur ). Americanized form of 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’. Compare Turman . Jewish (from Ukraine): variant of Turman .

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

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

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You can see how Thurman families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Thurman family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Thurman families were found in USA in 1880. In 1911 there were 16 Thurman families living in Ontario. This was about 70% of all the recorded Thurman's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Thurman families in 1911.
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What did your Thurman ancestors do for a living?

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

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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

  • Farmer
  • Storekeeper
  • Labourer
  • Salesman
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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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What is the average Thurman lifespan?

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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