Thurm Family History

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Thurm Name Meaning

German: variant of Thurn. Jewish (Ashkenazic): ornamental name from German Turm ‘tower’.

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

Similar surnames: Thurn, Sturm, Thum, Thurman, Durm, Thur, Turk, Thun, Hurm, Tur

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Thurm Family Origin

Where is the Thurm family from?

Thurm Family Occupations

What did your Thurm ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Thurm occupation in the USA was Farmer. 27% of Thurm's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Thurm family was Keeping House. Farmer, Cigar Maker and Keep Retail Grocery were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Thurm.

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  • Farmer

  • Cigar Maker

  • Keep Retail Grocery

  • Keeping House


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

Thurm Historical Records

What Thurm family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Thurm. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Thurm 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 634 immigration records available for the last name Thurm. 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 Thurm. For the veterans among your Thurm ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Thurm Life Expectancy

What is the average Thurm lifespan?

Between 1956 and 2004, in the United States, Thurm life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1956, and highest in 1998. The average life expectancy for Thurm in 1956 was 60, and 81 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Thurm

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Thurm 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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