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Thore Name Meaning

English and Scandinavian: variant of Thor. French (Thoré): nickname for a strong or violent individual, from Old French t(h)or(el) ‘bull’. Compare Spanish Toro. French (Thoré): from a reduced pet form of the personal name Maturin.

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


Similar surnames: Thor, Thobe, Thode, Thome, Thole, Toro, Thorne, Thorpe, Thoren, Shore

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Where is the Thore family from?

You can see how Thore families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Thore family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Thore families were found in United Kingdom in 1891. In 1840 there were 2 Thore families living in Maryland. This was about 67% of all the recorded Thore's in USA. Maryland had the highest population of Thore families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Thore surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Thore ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housekeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Thore. 26% of Thore men worked as a Farmer and 28% of Thore women worked as a Housekeeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Thore were Night Watchman and Housekeeping. .

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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
    26%
  • Laborer
    23%
  • Salesman
    13%
  • Night Watchman
    7%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housekeeper
    28%
  • Laborer
    19%
  • Beautician
    19%
  • Housekeeping
    19%
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Census Records

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Thore. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Thore 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 683 immigration records available for the last name Thore. 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 2,000 military records available for the last name Thore. For the veterans among your Thore ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Thore lifespan?

Between 1962 and 2004, in the United States, Thore life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1969, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Thore in 1962 was 83, and 60 in 2004.

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