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Origins of the Thorne surname

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About the Thornes

We have a total number of 83773 records for people with the last name Thorne.

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Where do most Thornes live?

In 1921, most Thornes lived in London.


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Interesting facts about Thornes

How common is your surname?

581st most common surname in the UK

We have 73,100 records for the Thorne surname. The oldest one dates back to 1538.

Who were Thornes most likely to marry?

Smiths

&

Williamses

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What are the most common Thorne first names?

  • John
  • William
  • Mary
  • Elizabeth

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Common jobs for Thornes

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

Common Female occupations for Thornes in 1921
Dressmaker

345

Laundress

263

General Servant Domestic

209

Domestic Servant

163

General Servant

132

Common Male occupations for Thornes in 1921
Agricultural Labourer

367

General Labourer

301

Carpenter

264

Farmer

261

Farm Labourer

234

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