Thurman Family History
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