Thurston name meaning

First Name
in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
in the U.S.
in 2010

Meaning and Origin

What does the name Thurston mean? Keep reading to find the user submitted meanings, dictionary definitions, and more.

Origin and Meaning of Thurston

User Submitted Origins


User Submitted Meanings

  1. According to a user from Oregon, U.S., the name Thurston means "Stone of Thor".
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International Interest
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  1. A surname derived from the Old Norse given name Þorsteinn, brought to England by Vikings.
  2. A male given name from the Germanic languages, occasional transferred use of the surname.

Notable Persons Named Thurston

Notable Persons Named Thurston

Thurston Moore

Thurston Moore is an alternative rock, noise rock, experimental rock, post-punk, and punk rock musician. He plays Fender Jazzmaster. His ongoing career started in 1976. Thurston was given the name Thurston Joseph Moore on July 25th, 1958 in Coral Gables, Florida, United States. Thurston is also known as Mirror.

Thurston High School shooting

Thurston Harris

Thurston Harris was a rock, roll, and doo-wop musician. His most notable accomplishments were from 1953 to 1990. Thurston was born on July 11th, 1931 in Indianapolis, Indiana, United States. He left this life on April 14th, 1990.

Thurston Hall

Thurston Hall was an actor. He was most prominent from 1915 to 1957. Thurston was born on May 10th, 1882 in Boston, Massachusetts, U.S. He breathed his last breath on February 20th, 1958.

Thurston Howell III

Thurston Howell III is a fictional character.

Thurston Armbrister

Thurston Armbrister is an athlete for the Jacksonville Jaguars. Thurston was born on December 25th, 1992 in Hollywood, Florida.


Notable Persons With the Last Name Thurston

Notable Persons With the Last Name Thurston

Johnathan Thurston

Johnathan Thurston is a rugby player.

William Thurston

William Thurston was a scientist in the field of mathematics. William was given the name William Paul Thurston on October 30th, 1946 in Washington, D.C. He left this life on August 21st, 2012.

Scott Thurston

Scott Thurston is a rock music and proto-punk musician. He plays Guitar, Keyboard instrument, Fender Stratocaster, Epiphone Sheraton, and Vocals. His most notable accomplishments were from 1973 to present. Scott was given the name Scott Troy Thurston on January 10th, 1952.

Lorrin Andrews Thurston

Lorrin Andrews Thurston was a lawyer, politician, and businessman. Lorrin was born on July 31st, 1858 in Honolulu. He died on May 11th, 1931.

Baratunde Thurston

Baratunde Thurston is a comedian and author. Baratunde was given the name Baratunde Rafiq Thurston on September 11th, 1977 in Washington, D.C., US.

Howard Thurston

Howard Thurston was a magic (illusion) and magician. Howard was born on July 20th, 1869 in Columbus, Ohio, United States. He died on April 13th, 1936.

  • Edgar Thurston
    Superintendent of the Madras Government Museum
  • Robert Henry Thurston
  • Asa and Lucy Goodale Thurston
  • Jr. Perry E. Thurston
    Minority Leader of the Florida House of Representatives
  • Joe Thurston
  • John Mellen Thurston
    Office Holder
  • Samuel Royal Thurston
    Delegate to the U.S. House of Representatives
  • Sir John Bates Thurston
    Premier of the Kingdom of Viti
  • John Thurston
    Arkansas Commissioner of State Lands
  • Steve Thurston
  • Lloyd Thurston
  • Jill Thurston

Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Thurston U.S.
  White 84.88% 64.26%
  African American 10.33% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.58% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.33% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 1.78% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 2.10% 16.26%

Of Last Name Thurston

People with the last name Thurston are most frequently White or African American

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Fun Facts about the name Thurston

  • How Popular is the name Thurston? Thurston is the 4,939th most popular name of all time. As a last name Thurston was the 2,385th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Thurston have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2019, the Social Security Administration has recorded 3,445 babies born with the first name Thurston in the United States. That's more than enough people named Thurston to occupy the territory of Falkland Islands (United Kingdom) with an estimated population of 3,000 (as of July 1, 2012).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Thurston? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1884 when it was given as a first name to 7 new born babies.
  • When was Thurston first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Thurston is Saturday, September 4th, 1875.
  • What year had the most people named Thurston born? The highest recorded use of the first name Thurston was in 1918 with a total of 73 babies.
  • Random Thurston Factoid: According to the 1946 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Thurston is not a popular baby boy's name in North Carolina. Imagine that, only 7 babies in North Carolina have the same name in 1946.
  • Weird things about the name Thurston: The name spelled backwards is Notsruht. A random rearrangement of the letters in the name (anagram) will give Tnrtosuh. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Thurston? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 15,234 people with the last name Thurston.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Thurston? If you manage to meet 100,000 people in your life, chances are that 5 of them will have Thurston as their last name.
  • Thurston name meaning

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