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Thornhill Family History

Thornhill Name Meaning
English: habitational name from any of various places named Thornhill, for example in Derbyshire, West Yorkshire, Dorset, and Wiltshire, from Old English þorn ‘thorn bush’ + hyll ‘hill’.

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

428,695 Historical Documents with Thornhill on Ancestry.com
90,696 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
7,116 Military Records
5,332 Immigration Records
51,372 Census and Voter Lists
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Name Distribution of Thornhill Families

  • Number of Thornhill families
     46 - 90
     16 - 45
     1 - 15
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Thornhill families
     171 - 339
     58 - 170
     1 - 57
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Number of Thornhill families
     5 - 7
     2 - 4
     1
     
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

Thornhill census records

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Thornhill Family Origin

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Thornhill Immigration Information

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Average Life Expectancy for Thornhill

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Thornhill Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

Thornhill census records

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Thornhill Civil War Service Records

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