Richard Thurman

4 July 1784–
Tollerton, Nottinghamshire, England, United Kingdom

The Life of Richard

When Richard Thurman was born on 4 July 1784, in Tollerton, Nottinghamshire, England, United Kingdom, his father, Thomas Thurman, was 46 and his mother, Mary Smith, was 37. He married Martha Smith on 5 June 1814, in Kegworth, Leicestershire, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 1 son.

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Richard Thurman
Martha Smith
Marriage: 5 June 1814
Thomas Thurman

Spouse and Children


    Martha Smith


5 June 1814
Kegworth, Leicestershire, England, United Kingdom


    Thomas Thurman


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World Events (7)

1801 · The Act of Union

Age 17

The Act of Union was a legislative agreement which united England, Scotland, Wales, and Ireland under the name of the United Kingdom on January 1, 1801.
1808 · The British West Africa Squadron

Age 24

The British West Africa Squadron was formed in 1808 to suppress illegal slave trading on the African coastline. The British West Africa Squadron had freed approximately 150,000 people by 1865.

Age 31

The defeat of Napoleon Bonaparte at Waterloo marks the end of the Napoleonic Wars. Napoleon defeated and exiled to St. Helena.

Name Meaning

1 English (East Midlands): from the Middle English personal name Thurmond, Old Norse þormundr, composed of the elements þórr, name of the Norse god of thunder ( see Thor ) + mundr ‘protection’. Reaney and Wilson suggest that, Thurmond having been an uncommon personal name, this surname may also represent the commoner name Thurmod, Thormod with the second element derived from Old Norse móþr ‘mind’, ‘courage’, but assimilated to -mund (a common second element in other compound names).2 German (Thurmann): habitational name for someone from a place called Thur ( see Thur ).3 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’.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (3)

  • Richd in entry for Thos Thurman, "England, Leicestershire Parish Registers, 1533-1991"
  • Richard Thurman, "England, Leicestershire Parish Registers, 1533-1991"
  • Richard Thurman, "England, Leicestershire Parish Registers, 1533-1991"

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