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Thorner Name Meaning

German (Thörner): topographic name for someone who lived by a thorn bush, or habitational name for someone from a place called Thorn (see Thorn 3 and 4).German: occupational name for a watchman on a tower. Swedish: ornamental name composed of the elements torn, törne ‘thorn bush’ + the suffix -er, from German.

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


Similar surnames: Horner, Thorn, Thorne, Turner, Borner, Thornell, Torney, Horney

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Thorner Family Origin

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Thorner Family Occupations

What did your Thorner ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Laborer, Trader and Brewery were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Thorner. A less common occupation for the Thorner family was Cabinet Maker. The most common Thorner occupation in the USA was Laborer. 11% of Thorner's were Laborers.

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  • Laborer

    11%
  • Trader

    11%
  • Brewery

    6%
  • Cabinet Maker

    6%

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

Thorner Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 5,000 census records available for the last name Thorner. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Thorner 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Thorner. 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 Thorner. For the veterans among your Thorner ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Thorner Life Expectancy

What is the average Thorner lifespan?

Between 1951 and 2004, in the United States, Thorner life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1954, and highest in 1987. The average life expectancy for Thorner in 1951 was 45, and 80 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Thorner 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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