Thurn Name 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 named with this word in the Rhineland, Bavaria, Austria, and Bohemia.

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


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

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Thurn Family Origin

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Thurn Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    17%
  • Childrens Furnishing Goods

    8%
  • Cloth Cutter

    8%
  • Drinking House

    8%

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In 1880, a less common occupation for the Thurn family was Drinking House. The most common Thurn occupation in the USA was Farmer. 17% of Thurn's were Farmers. Farmer, Childrens Furnishing Goods and Cloth Cutter were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Thurn.

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Thurn Historical Records

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Thurn Life Expectancy

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Between 1962 and 2004, 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.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Thurn

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