Thursby Family History

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Thursby Name Meaning

English: habitational name from a place in Cumbria, so named from the Old Norse personal name þórir, a derivative of þórr (see Thor) + Old Norse bý ‘farmstead’, ‘settlement’.

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

Similar surnames: Hursey, Thurston, Thurman, Lusby, Busby, Hubby, Hornby, Furby, Huseby

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Thursby Family Origin

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Thursby Family Occupations

What did your Thursby ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Thursby occupation in the USA was Farmer. 19% of Thursby's were Farmers. Farmer, Farm Laborer and Carpenter were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Thursby. A less common occupation for the Thursby family was Keeping House.

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  • Farmer

  • Farm Laborer

  • Carpenter

  • Keeping House


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

Thursby Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 10,000 census records available for the last name Thursby. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Thursby 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Thursby. 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 Thursby. For the veterans among your Thursby ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Thursby Life Expectancy

What is the average Thursby lifespan?

Between 1958 and 2004, in the United States, Thursby life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1959, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Thursby in 1958 was 64, and 62 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Thursby

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Thursby 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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