Last name origins & meanings:
- Scandinavian (mainly Swedish): from a personal name, a short
form of any of the various Scandinavian personal names containing the
first element Thor (Old Norse þórr), the name of
the god of thunder in Scandinavian mythology.
- English: from
the Anglo-Scandinavian name þōr, þūr,
probably short forms of Old Norse compound names in þór-,
þúr- (see 1).
- German: habitational name for someone
who lived by the gates of a town or a metonymic occupational name for
someone responsible for guarding them, from Middle High German
tor ‘gate’ (modern German Tor). Compare Portmann.
- German: nickname from Middle Low German dor, Middle High
German tor ‘fool’; also ‘deaf person’.
- Southeast Asian: unexplained.
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