You've got family at Ancestry.

Find more Torgelson relatives and grow your tree by exploring billions of historical records. Taken every decade since 1790, the U.S. Federal Census can tell you a lot about your family. For example, from 1930 to 1940 there were 9 less people named Torgelson in the United States — and some of them are likely related to you.

Start a tree and connect with your family.


Create, build, and explore your family tree.

What if you had a window into the history of your family? With historical records, you do. From home life to career, records help bring your relatives' experiences into focus. There were 32 people named Torgelson in the 1930 U.S. Census. In 1940, there were 28% less people named Torgelson in the United States. What was life like for them?

Picture the past for your ancestors.

In 1940, 23 people named Torgelson were living in the United States. In a snapshot:

  • The average annual income was $903
  • On average men worked 49 hours a week
  • 3 adults were unmarried
  • 40% owned their homes, valued on average at $1,150

Learn where they came from and where they went.

As Torgelson families continued to grow, they left more tracks on the map:

  • 16% were born in foreign countries
  • 20 were first-generation Americans
  • The most common mother tongue was Norwegian
  • They most commonly lived in Iowa