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Torres Family History

Torres Name Meaning

Galician Catalan Spanish Portuguese and Jewish (Sephardic): habitational name from any of numerous places called Torres all named with the plural of torre ‘tower’ (see Torre ). As a Jewish name it was often adopted at the moment of conversion to Roman Catholicism. After the return to Judaism (generations later) some descendants retained the name their families used as Catholics. Compare De Torres . Italian: habitational name from Torres in Belluno or Porto Torres in Sassari. In southern Italy the surname is sometimes of Spanish origin (see 1 above).

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


Similar surnames: Torre, Terres, Torrens, Borges, Torr, Torney, Forbes, Tomes, Toles

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Where is the Torres family from?

You can see how Torres families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Torres family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Torres families were found in USA in 1920. In 1840 there were 2 Torres families living in Louisiana. This was about 67% of all the recorded Torres's in USA. Louisiana had the highest population of Torres families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Torres surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Torres ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Costurera were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Torres. 22% of Torres men worked as a Laborer and 9% of Torres women worked as a Costurera. Some less common occupations for Americans named Torres were Agricultor and None. .

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Top Male Occupations In 1940

  • Laborer
    22%
  • Labrador
    13%
  • Jornalero
    5%
  • Agricultor
    5%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Costurera
    9%
  • Sirvienta
    8%
  • Maid
    6%
  • None
    4%
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

There are 137,000 immigration records available for the last name Torres. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the USA, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 38,000 military records available for the last name Torres. For the veterans among your Torres ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Torres lifespan?

Between 1940 and 2004, in the United States, Torres life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1945, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Torres in 1940 was 48, and 68 in 2004.

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