Thurston Family History

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Thurston Name Meaning

from a medieval personal name, Old Norse þórsteinn, composed of the elements þórr, name of the Scandinavian god of thunder (see Thor) + steinn ‘stone’, ‘rock’, hence ‘altar of Thor’ or perhaps ‘hammer of Thor’. habitational name from Thurston in Suffolk, so called from the genitive case of the Old Norse personal name þóri (see Thor) + Old English tun ‘enclosure’, ‘settlement’.

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


Similar surnames: Hurston, Harston, Tarlton, Burston, Turton, Whiston, Ruston, Thornton

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Thurston Family Origin

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Thurston Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    35%
  • Keeping House

    6%
  • Laborer

    6%
  • Carpenter

    3%

In 1880, Farmer, Keeping House and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Thurston. The most common Thurston occupation in the USA was Farmer. 35% of Thurston's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Thurston family was Carpenter.

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