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Origins of the Thorp surname

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About the Thorps

We have a total number of 47905 records for people with the last name Thorp.

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Where do most Thorps live?

In 1921, most Thorps lived in Yorkshire.

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Interesting facts about Thorps

How common is your surname?

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

We have 41,800 records for the Thorp surname. The oldest one dates back to 1086.

Who were Thorps most likely to marry?




Our Marriage record sets tell us which families married Thorps.

What are the most common Thorp first names?

  • John
  • William
  • Mary
  • Elizabeth

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Common jobs for Thorps

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

Common Female occupations for Thorps in 1921


Cotton Weaver


Living On Own Means


House Servant


House Keeper


Common Male occupations for Thorps in 1921
Agricultural Labourer


Coal Miner






Farm Labourer


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