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Thun Name Meaning

German: variant of Thune. German: from a short form of the personal name Anton(ius) (see Anthony). Swedish: from an ornamental spelling of tun ‘fence’ or ‘yard’, a common element of place names (from Old Norse tún), mostly an ornamental adoption, but possibly in some instances a topographic name taken by someone who lived by an enclosure or yard.

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


Similar surnames: Thune, Thum, Thon, Then, Thurn, Thur, Tyus, Ahn, Thaut, Thue

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Where is the Thun family from?

You can see how Thun families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Thun family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1851 and 1920. The most Thun families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 26 Thun families living in Indiana. This was about 46% of all the recorded Thun's in the USA. Indiana had the highest population of Thun families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Thun surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Thun ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Teacher were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Thun. 47% of Thun men worked as a Farmer and 28% of Thun women worked as a Teacher. Some less common occupations for Americans named Thun were Salesman and Housework.

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Farmer
    47%
  • Laborer
    24%
  • Teacher
    5%
  • Salesman
    5%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Teacher
    28%
  • Machine Operator
    19%
  • Proprietor
    19%
  • Housework
    19%
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Census Records

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Thun. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Thun census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Thun. 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 Cards

There are 9,000 military records available for the last name Thun. For the veterans among your Thun ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Thun lifespan?

Between 1963 and 2004, in the United States, Thun life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1979, and highest in 1991. The average life expectancy for Thun in 1963 was 68, and 82 in 2004.

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