Thurston (name)

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Word/name Old Norse;
or Old Norse and Old English
MeaningThor's stone;
or Thurston, Suffolk
Other names
Related names Dustin, Thorstein, Thorsten, Thurstan, Torstein, Torsten

Thurston ( /ˈθɜːrstən/ ) is an English-language surname. The name has several origins. In some cases it can have originated from the Old Norse personal name Þórsteinn. This name is derived from the Old Norse elements Þórr ("Thor", the Scandinavian thunder god) and steinn ("stone", "rock"). In other cases the name can have originated from the name of Thurston, located in Suffolk, England. [1] This place name is derived from the Old Norse personal name Þóri and the Old English element tūn ("enclosure", "settlement"). [1] [2]




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  1. 1 2 Thurston Family History, , retrieved 19 February 2012. This webpage cited: Dictionary of American Family Names, Oxford University Press, ISBN   0-19-508137-4 .
  2. Thurston, , retrieved 19 February 2012. This webpage cited: Mills, A. D. (2003), A Dictionary of British Place-Names, Oxford University Press, ISBN   0-19-508137-4 .