When Robert Thurman was born about 1771, in Prince Edward, Virginia, British Colonial America, his father, Nathan Richard Thurman Sr., was 29 and his mother, Rebecca Fanny Jennings, was 29. He married Margaret Doshea Robins on 27 October 1794, in Pittsylvania, Virginia, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 2 daughters. He died on 27 March 1845, in Highland, Highland, Ohio, United States, at the age of 75, and was buried in Highland, Highland, Ohio, United States.
English (Leicestershire and Nottinghamshire): from the Middle English personal name T(h)urmund, Old Norse Thórmundr, composed of the elements Thórr, the name of the Norse god of thunder (see Thor ) + mundr ‘protection’. This personal name in was rare and Thurman may also have derived from the commoner Middle English personal name T(h)urmod, T(h)urmot by assimilation of the second theme -mod, -mot to the element -mund, which is found in several other compound personal names.
Americanized form of German Thurmann: habitational name for someone from a place called Thur (see Thur ).
Americanized form of 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’. Compare Turman .