Thornhill Family History

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Thornhill Name Meaning

English: habitational name from any of various places named Thornhill, for example in Derbyshire, West Yorkshire, Dorset, and Wiltshire, from Old English þorn ‘thorn bush’ + hyll ‘hill’.

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

Similar surnames: Churchill, Thorndike, Thorn, Barnhill, Thornell, Greenhill, Thornton

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Thornhill Family Origin

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Thornhill Family Occupations

What did your Thornhill ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Thornhill family was Farm Laborer. Farmer, Keeping House and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Thornhill. The most common Thornhill occupation in the USA was Farmer. 51% of Thornhill's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

  • Keeping House

  • Laborer

  • Farm Laborer


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

Thornhill Historical Records

What Thornhill family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 55,000 census records available for the last name Thornhill. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Thornhill 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 6,000 immigration records available for the last name Thornhill. 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 7,000 military records available for the last name Thornhill. For the veterans among your Thornhill ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Thornhill Life Expectancy

What is the average Thornhill lifespan?

Between 1943 and 2004, in the United States, Thornhill life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1951, and highest in 1998. The average life expectancy for Thornhill in 1943 was 44, and 72 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Thornhill

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Thornhill 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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