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Thurn Name Meaning

German: topographic name for someone who lived near a watchtower or a metonymic occupational name for someone responsible for manning one, from Middle High German turn, turm ‘tower’. In some cases it may be a habitational name from any of the many places named with this word in the Rhineland, Bavaria, Austria, and Bohemia.

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


Similar surnames: Thorn, Horn, Thun, Thurm, Thur, Turk, Huhn, Thran, Hirn, Huron

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Thurn Family Origin

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Thurn Family Occupations

What did your Thurn ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Thurn occupation in the USA was Farmer. 17% of Thurn's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Thurn family was Drinking House. Farmer, Childrens Furnishing Goods and Cloth Cutter were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Thurn.

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  • Farmer

    17%
  • Childrens Furnishing Goods

    8%
  • Cloth Cutter

    8%
  • Drinking House

    8%

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

Thurn Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 5,000 census records available for the last name Thurn. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Thurncensus 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Thurn. 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 5,000 military records available for the last name Thurn. For the veterans among your Thurn ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Thurn Life Expectancy

What is the average Thurn lifespan?

Between 1962 and 2004, in the United States, Thurn life expectancy was at its lowest point in 2004, and highest in 1968. The average life expectancy for Thurn in 1962 was 92, and 58 in 2004.

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