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Thistle Name Meaning

English: apparently a topographic name for someone who lived where there was an abundance of thistles, from Middle English thistle. Probably an Americanized form of German Distel.

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

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Thistle Family Origin

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Thistle Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    16%
  • Carpenter

    13%
  • Laborer

    9%
  • Merchant

    6%

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Thistle family was Merchant. Farmer, Carpenter and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Thistle. The most common Thistle occupation in the USA was Farmer. 16% of Thistle's were Farmers.

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Thistle Historical Records

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Thistle Life Expectancy

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