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Origin Of The Surname Thurston

Meaning Of The Surname Thurston

From Thor’s Town

Interesting Facts About Thurston

Thurston is a locational surname coming from any of the places so-called or similarly spelled across Britain. Locational surnames were traditionally given to someone who had moved away to a new area, whereby they were assigned the name of their original home as a surname to differentiate them from the other townspeople. The place name itself comes from the Norse ‘Thor’ which was the name of the god of thunder in Norse mythology, plus the Old English ‘tun’ meaning town.

Thurston Statistics

Thurston is the number 1744 ranked surname in the United Kingdom. According to our statistics around 6,172 share the surname Thurston in the UK.

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