Last name origins & meanings:
- English (East Midlands): from the Middle English personal name
Thurmond, Old Norse þormundr, composed of the
elements þórr, name of the Norse god of thunder (see
Thor) + mundr ‘protection’. Reaney and Wilson suggest
that, Thurmond having been an uncommon personal name, this
surname may also represent the commoner name Thurmod,
Thormod with the second element derived from Old Norse
móþr ‘mind’, ‘courage’, but assimilated to -mund
(a common second element in other compound names).
(Thurmann): habitational name for someone from a place called
Thur (see Thur).
- German (Thurmann): occupational
name for a watchman, from Middle Low German torn(e)man
(torn(e) ‘tower’) or Middle High German turn,
turm ‘tower’ + man ‘man’.
- Respelling of Jewish
(from Ukraine) Turman, a nickname from Yiddish turman
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