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Thuringer Name Meaning

German (Thüringer): habitational name for someone from Thuringia. The region is named from its former occupation by the T(h)uringii an ancient Germanic tribe. Compare Deringer and Dieringer .

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


Similar surnames: Heringer, Turner, Thorner, Budinger, Mehringer, Deringer, Hartinger

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Where is the Thuringer family from?

You can see how Thuringer families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Thuringer family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1880 and 1920. The most Thuringer families were found in USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 6 Thuringer families living in Illinois. This was about 24% of all the recorded Thuringer's in USA. Illinois and 2 other states had the highest population of Thuringer families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Thuringer surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Thuringer ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Secretary were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Thuringer. 35% of Thuringer men worked as a Laborer and 50% of Thuringer women worked as a Secretary. Some less common occupations for Americans named Thuringer were Farm Laborer and Teacher. .

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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

  • Laborer
    35%
  • Farm Operator
    15%
  • Farmer
    15%
  • Farm Laborer
    15%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Secretary
    50%
  • Teacher
    50%
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Census Records

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Thuringer. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Thuringer 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 241 immigration records available for the last name Thuringer. 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 261 military records available for the last name Thuringer. For the veterans among your Thuringer ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Thuringer lifespan?

Between 1963 and 2003, in the United States, Thuringer life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1972, and highest in 1967. The average life expectancy for Thuringer in 1963 was 77, and 89 in 2003.

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