When Carrie Lillian Thurman was born on 2 October 1902, in New Haven, Nelson, Kentucky, United States, her father, David Livingston Thurman Jr, was 30 and her mother, Ella Gore Muir, was 25. She died on 6 March 1945, in Louisville, Jefferson, Kentucky, United States, at the age of 42, and was buried in Riverview Cemetery, New Haven, Nelson, Kentucky, 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 .