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Thorton Name Meaning

English: probably a reduced form of Thornton, or a habitational name from Thorton in Marnhull, Dorset, which has the same origin.

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


Similar surnames: Thornton, Horton, Holton, Charton, Norton, Orton, Morton, Lorton

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Thorton Family Origin

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Thorton Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    40%
  • Laborer

    14%
  • Keeping House

    6%
  • Farm Laborer

    4%

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Thorton family was Farm Laborer. Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Thorton. The most common Thorton occupation in the USA was Farmer. 40% of Thorton's were Farmers.

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Thorton Historical Records

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Thorton Life Expectancy

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