Thornberg Family History

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Thornberg Name Meaning

Swedish: ornamental name from t(h)orn ‘thorn bush’ + berg ‘mountain’, ‘hill’.

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

Similar surnames: Tornberg, Kornberg, Thorner, Thornberry, Forsberg, Bjornberg

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Thornberg Family Origin

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Thornberg Family Occupations

What did your Thornberg ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Thornberg occupation in the USA was Farmer. 28% of Thornberg's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Thornberg family was Laborer. Farmer, Farming and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Thornberg.

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  • Farmer

  • Farming

  • Keeping House

  • Laborer


Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Thornberg ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Thornberg Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 5,000 census records available for the last name Thornberg. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Thornberg census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 806 immigration records available for the last name Thornberg. 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 Card

There are 635 military records available for the last name Thornberg. For the veterans among your Thornberg ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Thornberg Life Expectancy

What is the average Thornberg lifespan?

Between 1963 and 2004, in the United States, Thornberg life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1963, and highest in 1995. The average life expectancy for Thornberg in 1963 was 63, and 84 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Thornberg

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Thornberg ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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