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Thornquist Family History

Thornquist Name Meaning
Swedish: ornamental name from thorn ‘thorn bush’ + quist, an old or ornamental spelling of kvist ‘twig’.

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

4,808 Historical Documents with Thornquist on Ancestry.com
1,696 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
230 Military Records
454 Immigration Records
1,313 Census and Voter Lists
1,115 Member Trees

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Name Distribution of Thornquist Families

  • Number of Thornquist families
     10 - 17
     4 - 9
     1 - 3
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Thornquist families
     9 - 16
     4 - 8
     1 - 3
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Sorry, we couldn't find geographic distribution information for the Thornquist last name
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

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Thornquist Family Origin

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Thornquist Immigration Information

from the New York Passenger Lists

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Average Life Expectancy for Thornquist

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Thornquist Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

Thornquist census records

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Military Service by Thornquist

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