Thorp Family History

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Thorp Name Meaning

English: variant spelling of Thorpe. Scandinavian: variant of Torp.

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


Similar surnames: Thore, Torp, Tharp, Thor, Topp, Thorne, Houp, Tharpe, Hord, Thorpe

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Thorp Family Origin

Where is the Thorp family from?

Thorp Family Occupations

What did your Thorp ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Thorp occupation in the USA was Farmer. 37% of Thorp's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Thorp family was Carpenter. Farmer, Keeping House and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Thorp.

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  • Farmer

    37%
  • Keeping House

    8%
  • Laborer

    7%
  • Carpenter

    3%

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

Thorp Historical Records

What Thorp family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Thorp. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Thorp 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 Thorp. 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 Thorp. For the veterans among your Thorp ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Thorp Life Expectancy

What is the average Thorp lifespan?

Between 1950 and 2004, in the United States, Thorp life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1950, and highest in 1988. The average life expectancy for Thorp in 1950 was 41, and 76 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Thorp

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Thorp 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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