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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 1880, Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Thorne. The most common Thorne occupation in the USA was Farmer. 31% of Thorne's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Thorne family was Carpenter.

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  • Farmer

    31%
  • Laborer

    7%
  • Keeping House

    6%
  • Carpenter

    4%

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

Thorne Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 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 642 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 1,000 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.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Thorne

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Thorne 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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