THURMAN Family History
There are two possible sources of this interesting name with both the first elements deriving from the Divine name "Thorr", the name of the God of thunder in Scandinavian mythology. The second element may either derive from the Old Norse "Thormund", meaning Thors protection, or "Thormoth", Thor's wrath. The following examples illustrate the name development for both these origins. Thurmod, (1221, Suffolk), Walter Thurmond (1279 the Hundred Rolls of Oxfordshire), in the modern idiom, the variants are, Thurmand and Thorman.