Thorne Family History

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Thorne Name Meaning

English (mainly southern): variant spelling of Thorn 1. Swedish: ornamental name from thorn, an ornamental spelling of torn ‘thorn bush’.

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

Similar surnames: Thorner, Thorn, Thornell, Thornes, Horne, Thore, Rhone, Horn, Thorley

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Thorne Family Origin

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Thorne Family Occupations

What did your Thorne ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Teacher were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Thorne. 15% of Thorne men worked as a Laborer and 7% of Thorne women worked as a Teacher. Some less common occupations for Americans named Thorne were Carpenter and Housewife

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Laborer
  • Farmer
  • Salesman
  • Carpenter

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Teacher
  • Waitress
  • Clerk
  • Housewife

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

Thorne Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 187,000 census records available for the last name Thorne. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Thorne 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 39,000 immigration records available for the last name Thorne. 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 23,000 military records available for the last name Thorne. For the veterans among your Thorne ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Thorne Life Expectancy

What is the average Thorne lifespan?

Between 1943 and 2004, in the United States, Thorne life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1949, and highest in 1998. The average life expectancy for Thorne in 1943 was 46, and 75 in 2004.

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