Thorburn Family History

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Thorburn Name Meaning

Scottish: from a northern Middle English personal name, Old Norse þórbjörn, composed of the elements þórr (see Thor) + björn ‘bear’, ‘warrior’.

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


Similar surnames: Thoburn, Hepburn, Thorn, Woodburn, Thornton, Thoren, Chadburn

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Thorburn Family Origin

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Thorburn Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    33%
  • Keeping House

    14%
  • Carpenter

    8%
  • Seedsman

    6%

In 1880, the most common Thorburn occupation in the USA was Farmer. 33% of Thorburn's were Farmers. Farmer, Keeping House and Carpenter were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Thorburn. A less common occupation for the Thorburn family was Seedsman.

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Thorburn Historical Records

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Thorburn Life Expectancy

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