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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


Similar surnames: Thorn, Thore, Uhr, Thon, Troy, Ahr, Thurn, Hoy, Toro, Torr

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Where is the Thor family from?

You can see how Thor families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Thor family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1841 and 1920. The most Thor families were found in USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 16 Thor families living in New York. This was about 41% of all the recorded Thor's in USA. New York had the highest population of Thor families in 1880.
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What did your Thor ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Cook were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Thor. 31% of Thor men worked as a Farmer and 34% of Thor women worked as a Cook. Some less common occupations for Americans named Thor were Painter and Servant. .

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Top Male Occupations In 1940

  • Farmer
    31%
  • Laborer
    20%
  • New Worker
    7%
  • Painter
    6%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Cook
    34%
  • Stenographer
    17%
  • Nurse
    17%
  • Servant
    17%
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Census Records

There are 6,000 census records available for the last name Thor. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Thor census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Thor. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the USA, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 9,000 military records available for the last name Thor. For the veterans among your Thor ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Thor lifespan?

Between 1956 and 2004, in the United States, Thor life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1960, and highest in 1988. The average life expectancy for Thor in 1956 was 61, and 80 in 2004.

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