Torbett Family History

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Torbett Name Meaning

English and Scottish: apparently from a hybrid Germanic name (introduced from the Continent by the Normans), formed with the name of the Scandinavian god of thunder Thor + Germanic berht ‘bright’, ‘famous’.

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

Similar surnames: Garbett, Tolbert, Corbett, Herbert, Cobbett, Talbert, Obert, Dorsett

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Torbett Family Origin

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Torbett Family Occupations

What did your Torbett ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Keeping House and Clerk were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Torbett. The most common Torbett occupation in the USA was Farmer. 35% of Torbett's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Torbett family was Dry Goods Merchant.

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  • Farmer

  • Keeping House

  • Clerk

  • Dry Goods Merchant


Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Torbett ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Torbett Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 5,000 census records available for the last name Torbett. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Torbett census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 283 immigration records available for the last name Torbett. 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 Card

There are 1,000 military records available for the last name Torbett. For the veterans among your Torbett ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Torbett Life Expectancy

What is the average Torbett lifespan?

Between 1948 and 2004, in the United States, Torbett life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1953, and highest in 1997. The average life expectancy for Torbett in 1948 was 66, and 65 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Torbett

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