Last name: THORN

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THORN : This last name is indexed 114,865 times on Geneanet!

Origin of last name

THORN : 1: English and Danish: topographic name for someone who lived by a thorn bush or hedge (Old English Old Norse thorn Middle English thorn(e) torn(e)). The name is also found in Sweden.2: English: habitational name from a place called with Old English Old Norse thorn ‘thorn bush’ (see 1 above) for example Thorne in Kent Somerset and South Yorkshire.3: North German and Danish: topographic name for someone who lived near a tower from Middle Low German torn ‘tower’.4: North German: nickname from Middle Low German torn(e) tarn ‘anger’.5: German: habitational name from the city of Thorn (Toruń in Poland) which was named with Middle High German torn ‘tower’.

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