From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Thence \Thence\, adv. [OE. thenne, thanne, and (with the
   adverbal -s; see -wards) thennes, thannes (hence thens, now
   written thence), AS. [eth]anon, [eth]anan, [eth]onan; akin to
   OHG. dannana, dann[=a]n, dan[=a]n, and G. von dannen, E.
   that, there. See That.]
   1. From that place. "Bid him thence go." --Chaucer.
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            When ye depart thence, shake off the dust under your
            feet for a testimony against them.    --Mark vi. 11.
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   Note: It is not unusual, though pleonastic, to use from
         before thence. Cf. Hence, Whence.
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               Then I will send, and fetch thee from thence.
                                                  --Gen. xxvii.
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   2. From that time; thenceforth; thereafter.
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            There shall be no more thence an infant of days.
                                                  --Isa. lxv.
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   3. For that reason; therefore.
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            Not to sit idle with so great a gift
            Useless, and thence ridiculous, about him. --Milton.
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   4. Not there; elsewhere; absent. [Poetic] --Shak.
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