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Origins of the Thorn surname

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About the Thorns

We have a total number of 47342 records for people with the last name Thorn.

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Where do most Thorns live?

In 1921, most Thorns lived in London.


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Interesting facts about Thorns

How common is your surname?

You have a rare surname! It's not in the top 1000 UK surnames!

We have 41,400 records for the Thorn surname. The oldest one dates back to 1086.

Who were Thorns most likely to marry?

Smiths

&

Johnsons

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What are the most common Thorn first names?

  • John
  • William
  • Mary
  • Elizabeth

Our birth record sets tell us the names of Thorn family members

Common jobs for Thorns

Men and women often performed different types of jobs, so these are displayed by gender to maintain their historical accuracy.

Common Female occupations for Thorns in 1921
Dressmaker

220

Laundress

155

House Servant

113

Domestic Servant

108

Servant

92

Common Male occupations for Thorns in 1921
Agricultural Labourer

312

Carpenter

191

General Labourer

151

Farm Labourer

94

Bricklayer

91

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