Torkelson Family History

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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


Similar surnames: Kelson, Torgersen, Trulson, Askelson, Thorkelson, Borreson, Okeson

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Torkelson Family Origin

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Torkelson Family Occupations

What did your Torkelson ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Farming and Cabinet Maker were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Torkelson. A less common occupation for the Torkelson family was Engineer. The most common Torkelson occupation in the USA was Farmer. 72% of Torkelson's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

    72%
  • Farming

    13%
  • Cabinet Maker

    2%
  • Engineer

    2%

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Torkelson Historical Records

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Census records can give you a fascinating window into the day-to-day lives of your Torkelson ancestors - like hours worked per week, level of education, veteran status, employers, and more.

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Torkelson Life Expectancy

What is the average Torkelson lifespan?

Between 1954 and 2004, Torkelson life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1954, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Torkelson in 1954 was 42, and 79 in 2004.

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