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Thorn Surname Origin
(Locality). A town in England; a tree or bush armed with spines or sharp shoots. 'Will at the Thorn.'
Source: An Etymological Dictionary of Family and Christian Names With an Essay on their Derivation and Import; Arthur, William, M.A.; New York, NY: Sheldon, Blake, Bleeker & CO., 1857.
Thorn Surname Meaning and Family Facts
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A Thorn Family History Thought:
'We are all omnibuses in which our ancestors ride, and every now and then one of them sticks his head out and embarrasses us.' --Oliver Wendell Homes