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Thurn Surname Meaning

German: topographic name for someone who lived near a watchtower or a metonymic occupational name for someone responsible for manning one from Middle High German turn turm ‘tower’. In some cases it may be a habitational name from any of the many places called with this word in the Rhineland Bavaria Austria and Bohemia. English (Warwickshire): variant of Thorne . This form of the surname is very rare in Britain and Ireland.

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


Similar surnames: Thorn, Horn, Thun, Thurm, Thur, Turk, Huhn, Thran, Hirn, Huron

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You can see how Thurn families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Thurn family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Thurn families were found in USA in 1920. In 1911 there were 12 Thurn families living in Ontario. This was about 40% of all the recorded Thurn's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Thurn families in 1911.
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What did your Thurn ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer was the top reported job for people in the Canada named Thurn. 100% of Thurn 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
    100%
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What is the average Thurn lifespan?

Between 1962 and 2004, in the United States, Thurn life expectancy was at its lowest point in 2004, and highest in 1968. The average life expectancy for Thurn in 1962 was 92, and 58 in 2004.

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