When Margaret Thorne was born on 10 October 1772, in Flushing, Queens, New York Colony, British Colonial America, her father, Phillip Thorne, was 28 and her mother, Abigail Rowland, was 25. She married Cornelius Pyramus on 23 February 1789, in Flushing, Queens, New York, United States.
English (mainly southern): variant of Thorn 1.
Irish: adopted for various Irish names containing an element meaning ‘thorn’. Compare Thornton .
Swedish (mainly Thörne): ornamental or perhaps topographic name from törne ‘rose bush’ or thorn, an ornamental spelling of torn ‘thorn bush’.