Thornell Family History

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Thornell Name Meaning

Swedish: ornamental name composed of the elements thorn, an ornamental spelling of torn ‘thorn bush’ + the common adjectival suffix -ell, from Latin -elius. English: variant of Thornhill.

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


Similar surnames: Thorsell, Thorell, Thorne, Thorner, Torell, Nordell, Forsell, Thoren

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Thornell Family Origin

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Thornell Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    38%
  • Keeping House

    10%
  • Laborer

    10%
  • Keeps House

    4%

In 1880, the most common Thornell occupation in the USA was Farmer. 38% of Thornell's were Farmers. Farmer, Keeping House and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Thornell. A less common occupation for the Thornell family was Keeps House.

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Thornell Historical Records

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Thornell Life Expectancy

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