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Torkilsen Family History

Torkilsen Name Meaning

Historically, surnames evolved as a way to sort people into groups - by occupation, place of origin, clan affiliation, patronage, parentage, adoption, and even physical characteristics (like red hair). Many of the modern surnames in the dictionary can be traced back to Britain and Ireland.


Similar surnames: Torkelson, Torgersen, Cornelsen, Jorissen, Tonkinson, Tomkinson

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Where is the Torkilsen family from?

You can see how Torkilsen families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Torkilsen family name was found in the USA in 1920. In 1920 there was 1 Torkilsen family living in Pennsylvania. This was 100% of all the recorded Torkilsen's in USA. Pennsylvania had the highest population of Torkilsen families in 1920.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Torkilsen surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Torkilsen ancestors do for a living?

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

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Census Records

There are 103 census records available for the last name Torkilsen. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Torkilsen census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 180 immigration records available for the last name Torkilsen. 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 18 military records available for the last name Torkilsen. For the veterans among your Torkilsen ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Torkilsen lifespan?

Between 1949 and 2001, in the United States, Torkilsen life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1984, and highest in 1973. The average life expectancy for Torkilsen in 1949 was 53, and 49 in 2001.

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