Meaning and Origin of Thurston - FamilyEducation

Meaning and Origin of: Thurston

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Boy name origins & meanings:

  • Norse : Thor's stone

Family name origins & meanings:

  • English : from a medieval personal name, Old Norse þórsteinn, composed of the elements þórr, name of the Scandinavian god of thunder (see Thor) + steinn ‘stone’, ‘rock’, hence ‘altar of Thor’ or perhaps ‘hammer of Thor’.
  • English : habitational name from Thurston in Suffolk, so called from the genitive case of the Old Norse personal name þóri (see Thor) + Old English tūn ‘enclosure’, ‘settlement’.

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