- 1 Origin
- 2 History
- 3 Villages founded by Thori clan
- 4 Distribution in Rajasthan
- 4.1 Villages in Ajmer district
- 4.2 Villages in Sikar district
- 4.3 Villages in Jhunjhunu district
- 4.4 Villages in Churu district
- 4.5 Locations in Jodhpur city
- 4.6 Villages in Jodhpur district
- 4.7 Villages in Barmer district
- 4.8 Villages in Nagaur district
- 4.9 Villages in Ajmer district
- 4.10 Locations in Jaipur city
- 4.11 Villages in Jaipur district
- 4.12 Villages in Hanumangarh district
- 4.13 Villages in Tonk district
- 4.14 Villages in Bhilwara district
- 4.15 Villages in Udaipur district
- 4.16 Villages in Jalor district
- 5 Distribution in Haryana
- 6 Distribution in Madhya Pradesh
- 7 Distribution in Gujarat
- 8 Distribution in Sindh
- 9 Notable persons
- 10 Gallery of Thori people
- 11 Exernal Links
- 12 References
Dr Mahendra Singh Arya etc consider Thori to be originated from place named Tholia (थोलिया). Looking to the Jat Clan System, clan names based on plants, they get name from a plant Thuar (Hindi) and Thor in Rajasthani. Its scientific name is Euphorbia nerilifolia. We have also English name - Thornton. Thornton originated from English Thornton , means "settlement walled by strong thorn hedges" or "thorny estate dweller". 
James Tod places Thori in the list of Aboriginal Races, many names in which are not capable of identification, and their correct form is uncertain and those of the mercantile tribes are largely groups confined to Rajasthan.
Dr Pema Ram writes that after the invasion of Alexander in 326 BC, the Jats of Sindh and Punjab migrated to Rajasthan. They built tanks, wells and Bawadis near their habitations. The tribes migrated were: Shivis, Yaudheyas, Malavas, Madras etc. The Shivi tribe which came from Ravi and Beas Rivers founded towns like Sheo, Sojat, Siwana, Shergarh, Shivganj etc. This area was adjoining to Sindh and mainly inhabited by Jats. The descendants of Madras in Rajasthan are: Jinja, Bana, Thoria, Lagman, Kamodia, Madal, Devsalya, Junawa, Maderna, Judi, Madrewa, Khokh, Asihag etc. 
Dr Naval Viyogi has mentioned the history of Aur-Thaur, which was capital of Shor Nagas Sor Jat clan. According to him Cher, Chola and Pandyas have been important indigenous tribes of Ancient India. H.L. Kosare  puts forth his opinion on their origin and history. Urgapur was one of the towns of Nagas of southern region. We have enough information on this issue. Ptolemy has informed that the name of the chief city of southern Cholas was Aur-Thaur. Aur-Thaur was capital of Shor Nagas and it was under Shoartai . The word Shor is synonymous of Sor or Chol of Tamil language. It is quite clear from the name of Shor nagas that Aur-Thaur was the capital of the naga kings; whosoever, he was called Shor (Chola) because he was the ruler of Shor-Tai.
Bhim Singh Dahiya mentions about a Rigvedic tribe - Tura : (RV 1/18/2, VI/25/5, VIII/3/13, VII/41/2, V/4/5. VI/48/12 VII/40/1, l/171/1, VII/40/l etc.). Turvas is also mentioned as a king in RV X/63/10 and VI/20/12 etc. Turan are noted in RV 1/173/1, and ancient King Tura in 1/121/3. They are also mentioned in Sat.Br. IX/5/2,35. Zimmer and McDonnel, took this tribe as one of the five main Aryan tribes. They are justified also because the Avesta mentions these five tribes as Arya, Turya, Dahi, Shor,and Sarmat. Thus Thori is one of these tribes probably derived from Turya. 
James Tod writes that Bhatti Chief Rao Lakhar was the contemporary of Kanardeo Sonigara, whose life was saved by his (Lakhar's) wife's knowledge of omens. Lakhur was ruled by this Rani, who was of the Soda tribe. She invited her brethren from Amarkot ; but the madman, her husband, put them to death, and threw their bodies over the walls. He was allowed to rule four years, and was then replaced by his son, Punpal. This prince was of a temper so violent that the nobles dethroned him, and recalled the exiled Jaitsi from Gujarat. Punpal had a residence assigned him in a remote quarter of the state. He had a son, Lakamsi, who had a son called Rao Raningdeo, who by a stratagem pointed out by a Khurl Rajpoot, took Maroth from the Johyas, and Poogal from the Thories, whose chief, styled Rao, he made captive ; and in Poogal he settled his family. 
Villages founded by Thori clan
- Khinwasar (खींवासर) - village in Laxmangarh tehsil in Sikar district of Rajasthan state in India. It gets name from the founder person named Khinwa Thori, a Hindu Jat, about 200 years back. Village has got some signs of old habitations.
- Thoria Basti (थोरिया बस्ती) - village in Lunkaransar tahsil in Bikaner district in Rajasthan.
- Thorion Ki Dhani (थोरियों की ढ़ाणी) - village in Didwana tehsil of Nagaur district in Rajasthan.
- Thoriyawala (थोरियावाला) - village in Chohtan Tahsil of Barmer district in Rajasthan.
- Thoriyon Ka Tala (थोरियों का तला) - village in Gudha Malani Tahsil of Barmer district in Rajasthan.
- Thoriyon Ki Dhani (थोरियों की ढाणी) - village in Pachpadra Tahsil of Barmer district in Rajasthan.
- Thoriya Khera I (थोरियाखेड़ा) - village in Raipur Bhilwara tahsil in Bhilwara district in Rajasthan.
- Thoriya Khera II (थोरियाखेड़ा) - village in Raipur Bhilwara tahsil in Bhilwara district in Rajasthan.
Distribution in Rajasthan
Villages in Ajmer district
Villages in Sikar district
Villages in Jhunjhunu district
Villages in Churu district
Locations in Jodhpur city
Villages in Jodhpur district
Villages in Barmer district
Barmer, Bhurtiya, Dakhan (4), Khokhsar, Chaba, Chabawas, Chhitar Ka Par, Garal (15), Goliya Jetmal, Jhakh, Kasoombala Bhatiyan, Khudasa (15), Nokhra (15), Sarla Barmer, Sutharon Ka Tala (Garal), Thoriyawala, Undu, Thoriyon Ka Tala, Thoriyon Ki Dhani (t.Pachpadra), Utarlai,
Villages in Nagaur district
Villages in Ajmer district
Locations in Jaipur city
Villages in Jaipur district
Villages in Hanumangarh district
Villages in Tonk district
Villages in Bhilwara district
Villages in Udaipur district
Villages in Jalor district
Distribution in Haryana
Villages in Sirsa district
Distribution in Madhya Pradesh
Villages in Mandsaur district
Villages in Nimach district
Villages in Ratlam district
Villages in Ratlam district with population of Thori gotra are:
Villages in Dewas district
Distribution in Gujarat
Villages in Banas Kantha district
Distribution in Sindh
- Saheed Pabu Ram Thori - शहीद पाबु राम थोरी, गांव- सालवा कलाँ, (जोधपुर) । 18 अगस्त 2015 को शोपियाँ, जम्मू एवम् कश्मीर में आतंकियों से लड़ते हुए वीरगति को प्राप्त हुए ।
- Shri Ramsarup Chowdhary,Ex-Zila Pramukh,Ajmer.
- Sonaram K Jat - Social worker from village Bhuratia in Barmer district in Rajasthan.
- Ghanshyam Thori - IAS (2009), Date of Birth : 2-December-1984, Permanent Address : M/s Nathu Ram Atma Ram, Shop No 110, New Dhan Mandi, Raisinghnagar (VPO), Sriganganagar, Rajasthan. Pin 335051, Present Address : 18/13, II Floor, Old Rajinder Nagar, Delhi, Mob: 9873793420, Email Address : email@example.com
- Likhma Ram Thory - Date of Birth : 15-April-1966, A.En, Department : AVVNL Ajmer.
- Rameshwar Lal Thory - Date of Birth : 1-December-1958, LECTURER College Education. VIL.- Jatanpura, PO.-BERI KHURD TEH.- Didwana, DISTT.- NAGAUR, Present Address : 2/19, HOUSING BOARD, DEVIPURA, SIKAR, Resident Phone Number : 01572-240466, Mobile Number : 9414664086
- Narayan Lal Thori - Village Kotia, Sikar, Mob:9908176433
- Shri Bal Ram Thori - From village Olamba in Dewas, MP, Adhyaksh Zila Vanopaj Union, Dewas, Mob:9424899516
- Dr Naveen Kumar Tholia--From Pilani in district Jhunjhunu
- Rajesh Thori (राजेश थोरी) - born 17.09.1995 at village Khothanwali in district Hanumangarh, Rajasthan : जाट विचारक एवं लेखक mob- 9785111181
- रामचन्द्र थोरी (RC Choudhary)- प्रदेश प्रवक्ता एवं प्रदेश सचिव, राजस्थान प्रदेश कांग्रेस कमेटी ।
- Junjaram Thory - born 30.04.1997 at village veriya in district Jalore : Editor & CEO of www.jaatdarshan.in and IT & Social Media Head at Aapno Gramin Rajasthan Newspaper.
- Dr Narendra Thori - RAS, born 1.1.1980 at Jatanpura, Beri, Didwana Nagaur, Rajasthan, MA Gold Medalist.
Gallery of Thori people
- Jat History Dalip Singh Ahlawat/Parishisht-I, s.n. थ-7
- O.S.Tugania:Jat Samuday ke Pramukh Adhar Bindu,p.44,s.n. 1183
- Jat History Dalip Singh Ahlawat/Parishisht-I, s.n. थ-23
- O.S.Tugania:Jat Samuday ke Pramukh Adhar Bindu,p.44,s.n. 1183
- Jat History Thakur Deshraj/Chapter IX,p.695
- Mahendra Singh Arya et al.: Ādhunik Jat Itihas, p. 254
- Meaning and origin of name Thornton
- James Todd Annals/Chapter 7 Catalogue of the Thirty Six Royal Races,p.144
- Dr Pema Ram:Rajasthan Ke Jaton Ka Itihas, ,p.14
- H.L. Kosare, P.47
- E.A. 8 P-368
- D.R. Bhandarkar, Ram Prakash Ojha "Ashoka" PP 35-36
- Dr Naval Viyogi: Nagas – The Ancient Rulers of India, p. 310
- यो रेवान यो अमीवहा वसुवित पुष्टिवर्धनः |स नः सिषक्तु यस्तुरः || (RV 1/18/2) नहि तवा शूरो न तुरो न धर्ष्णुर्न तवा योधो मन्यमानो युयोध | इन्द्र नकिष टवा परत्यस्त्येषां विश्वा जातान्यभ्यसि तानि || (RV VI/25/5) कन नव्यो अतसीनां तुरो गर्णीत मर्त्यः |नही नवस्य महिमानमिन्द्रियं सवर्ग्र्णन्त आनशुः || (RV VIII/3/13)
- James Tod: Annals and Antiquities of Rajasthan, Volume II, Annals of Jaisalmer, p.225
- James Todd Annals/Sketch of the Indian Desert, Vol. III,p. 1293
- Jat Gatha, 10/2015, p.29
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