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Toren Name Meaning

Dutch (also Van Toren): topographic name from Middle Dutch tor(r)en ‘tower’ (from Latin turris) or a habitational name from any of many places called with this word. Swedish (Torén): ornamental name from the personal name Tor(e) (see Thor ) + the adjectival suffix -én a derivative of Latin -enius ‘relating to’. Jewish (Ashkenazic): habitational name from the city of Toruń in Poland called Thorn in German.

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


Similar surnames: Moren, Thoren, Boren, Loren, Oren, Horen, Toran, Noren, Maren, Osen

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Where is the Toren family from?

You can see how Toren families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Toren family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1851 and 1920. The most Toren families were found in USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 8 Toren families living in Michigan. This was about 35% of all the recorded Toren's in USA. Michigan had the highest population of Toren families in 1880.
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What did your Toren ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Teacher were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Toren. 57% of Toren men worked as a Farmer and 50% of Toren women worked as a Teacher. Some less common occupations for Americans named Toren were Proprietor and Laborer. .

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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

  • Farmer
    57%
  • Laborer
    20%
  • Salesman
    17%
  • Proprietor
    7%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Teacher
    50%
  • Laborer
    50%
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

There are 807 immigration records available for the last name Toren. 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 885 military records available for the last name Toren. For the veterans among your Toren ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Toren lifespan?

Between 1959 and 2004, in the United States, Toren life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1959, and highest in 1991. The average life expectancy for Toren in 1959 was 51, and 78 in 2004.

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