14-Day Free Trial GIVE ME ACCESS

Thurman Family History

Thurman Name Meaning
English (East Midlands): from the Middle English personal name Thurmond, Old Norse þormundr, composed of the elements þórr, name of the Norse god of thunder (see Thor) + mundr ‘protection’. Reaney and Wilson suggest that, Thurmond having been an uncommon personal name, this surname may also represent the commoner name Thurmod, Thormod with the second element derived from Old Norse móþr ‘mind’, ‘courage’, but assimilated to -mund (a common second element in other compound names).German (Thurmann): habitational name for someone from a place called Thur (see Thur).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’.Respelling of Jewish (from Ukraine) Turman, a nickname from Yiddish turman ‘inconstant man’.

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

623,193 Historical Documents with Thurman on Ancestry.com
129,621 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
18,106 Military Records
2,658 Immigration Records
86,312 Census and Voter Lists
386,496 Member Trees

Ready to discover your family story?

Simply start with yourself and we'll do the searching for you.

Name Distribution of Thurman Families

  • Number of Thurman families
     153 - 304
     52 - 152
     1 - 51
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Thurman families
     110 - 217
     37 - 109
     1 - 36
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Sorry, we couldn't find geographic distribution information for the Thurman last name
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

Thurman census records

You can see how Thurman families moved over time by selecting different Census years.

Census records can tell you little-known facts about your ancestors such as birthplace, occupation and value of personal estate.

View all Thurman census records >

Thurman Family Origin

Click on a place to view Thurman immigration records

The information for this chart came from the U.S. Immigration Collection at Ancestry.com. You can find out where the majority of the Thurman families were living before they immigrated to the U.S and learn where to focus your search for foreign records.

Immigration records can tell you an ancestor's name, ship name, port of departure, port of arrival, and destination.

View all Thurman immigration records >

Thurman Immigration Information

from the New York Passenger Lists

Click on a circle in the chart to view Thurman immigration records

You can find out when most of the Thurman families immigrated to the United States. You can focus your search to immigration records dating from that era.

Immigration records can tell you an ancestor's name, ship name, port of departure, port of arrival and destination.

View all Thurman immigration records >

Average Life Expectancy for Thurman

Click on a circle in the chart to view Thurman birth and death records

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family.

The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

View all Thurman ancestors in the SSDI

Thurman Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

Thurman census records

Census records can offer a lot of little known facts about your Thurman ancestors, such as occupation.

Occupation can tell you about your ancestors' social status and economic status.

View all Thurman census records >

Thurman Civil War Service Records

Click to view veteran service records

You can find out if your ancestors came primarily from the North of the South.

Military records can tell you an ancestor's birthplace, occupation, and even physical description.

View all Thurman military records >

Message Board about Thurman 416 Threads, 36 Messages

Look up another family name
×
  • Visit our other sites:

© 1997-2014 Ancestry.com | Corporate Information | Privacy | Terms and Conditions