thurston

Last name origins & meanings:

  1. English: from a medieval personal name, Old Norse þórsteinn, composed of the elements þórr, name of the Scandinavian god of thunder (see Thor) + steinn ‘stone’, ‘rock’, hence ‘altar of Thor’ or perhaps ‘hammer of Thor’.
  2. English: habitational name from Thurston in Suffolk, so called from the genitive case of the Old Norse personal name þóri (see Thor) + Old English tūn ‘enclosure’, ‘settlement’.
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