Recorded in many forms including Thor, Thormann, Thorwarth, Dohr, Dorhmann, Dohrwarth and Dorwart (German), Amdohr, Amthor (Flemish) Thor, Thorl, and Dorl (Scandanavian), and diminutives and patronymics such as Thors, Thorius, Thoreson, Thuresson, and Thorsen, this is a surname of either Scandanavian or German origins. If German it is residential for a person who lived by the gate of a town, or more likely it was occupational for the city guard or gatekeeper. Its derivation is from the ancient pre 7th centuryt word "tor" meaning a gate.
Join the conversation with the THORSEN tribe
Find your THORSEN ancestor
Tell us about your THORSEN Family
Tell us about your THORSEN ancestors
Ask a question about the THORSEN history
Leave a message for THORSEN family members
Invite more THORSEN family members!
Write an email address and click 'Invite' to share this page with more members of the THORSEN tribe.