Thor Family History
Thor Name Meaning
Swedish and Danish: from a short form of any of various Scandinavian personal names containing the first element Thor (Old Norse Thórr) the name of the god of thunder in Scandinavian mythology. English: from the Anglo-Scandinavian name Thōr Thūr probably short forms of Old Norse compound names in Thór- Thúr- (see 1 above). German: topographic name for someone who lived by the gates of a town or a metonymic occupational name for someone responsible for guarding them from Middle High German tor ‘gate’ (modern German Tor). Compare Portmann . German: nickname from Middle Low German dor Middle High German tor ‘fool’; also ‘deaf person’. Southeast Asian (Hmong): variant of Thao .
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press