Thornquist Family History

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Thornquist Name Meaning

Swedish: ornamental name from thorn ‘thorn bush’ + quist, an old or ornamental spelling of kvist ‘twig’.

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

Similar surnames: Tornquist, Gronquist, Nordquist, Bjorkquist, Norquist, Holmquist

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Thornquist Family Origin

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Thornquist Family Occupations

What did your Thornquist ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Thornquist family was Master. The most common Thornquist occupation in the USA was Farmer. 50% of Thornquist's were Farmers. Farmer and Laborer were the top 2 reported jobs worked by Thornquist.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Master


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

Thornquist Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Thornquist. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Thornquist 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 478 immigration records available for the last name Thornquist. 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 255 military records available for the last name Thornquist. For the veterans among your Thornquist ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Thornquist Life Expectancy

What is the average Thornquist lifespan?

Between 1962 and 2004, in the United States, Thornquist life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1985, and highest in 1988. The average life expectancy for Thornquist in 1962 was 49, and 80 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Thornquist 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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