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Thorington Name Meaning

English: habitational name from Thorrington in Essex or Thorington in Suffolk both probably named from Old English thorn or thyrne ‘thorn tree’ + tūn ‘farmstead estate’.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022

Similar surnames: Thornton, Cherrington, Normington, Chivington, Woodington, Farrington

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Where is the Thorington family from?

You can see how Thorington families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Thorington family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Thorington families were found in United Kingdom in 1891. In 1891 there were 83 Thorington families living in Essex. This was about 35% of all the recorded Thorington's in United Kingdom. Essex had the highest population of Thorington families in 1891.
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What did your Thorington ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Carpenter joiner and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the United Kingdom named Thorington. 34% of Thorington men worked as a Carpenter joiner and 90% of Thorington women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Thorington were Dairy Farmer and Old Age Pensioner. .

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Top Male Occupations In 1939

  • Carpenter joiner
  • Builders Labourer
  • Bricklayer
  • Dairy Farmer

Top Female Occupations In 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
  • Housewife
  • Old Age Pensioner
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Passenger Lists

There are 481 immigration records available for the last name Thorington. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in Australia, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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There are 1,000 military records available for the last name Thorington. For the veterans among your Thorington ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Thorington lifespan?

Between 1962 and 2004, in the United States, Thorington life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1974, and highest in 1998. The average life expectancy for Thorington in 1962 was 56, and 77 in 2004.

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