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Torkelson Family History

Torkelson Name Meaning
Swedish and Norwegian (Torkelsen): patronymic from a form of the Old Norse personal name þorketill, composed of the elements þórr (see Thor) + ketill ‘cauldron’, ‘helmet’.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press

39,554 Historical Documents with Torkelson on Ancestry.com
11,634 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
1,168 Military Records
1,071 Immigration Records
8,616 Census and Voter Lists
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Name Distribution of Torkelson Families

  • Number of Torkelson families
     50 - 97
     17 - 49
     1 - 16
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Torkelson families
     4 - 5
     2 - 3
     1
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Sorry, we couldn't find geographic distribution information for the Torkelson last name
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

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Torkelson Family Origin

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Torkelson Immigration Information

from the New York Passenger Lists

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Average Life Expectancy for Torkelson

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Torkelson Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

Torkelson census records

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Torkelson Civil War Service Records

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