Meaning and Origin of: Thorner

Family name origins & meanings

  • German (Thörner) : topographic name for someone who lived by a thorn bush, or habitational name for someone from a place called Thorn (see Thorn 3 and 4).
  • German : occupational name for a watchman on a tower.
  • Swedish : ornamental name composed of the elements torn, törne ‘thorn bush’ + the suffix -er, from German.