Tormey Family History

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Tormey Name Meaning

Irish (Ulster): reduced form of O’Tormey, an Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Tormaigh ‘descendant of Tormach’, a Gaelic derivative of the Norse personal name Thormodr.

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

Similar surnames: Toomey, Torney, Torpey, Dormer, Towey, Tarpey, Toohey, Tomey, Torpy

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Tormey Family Origin

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Tormey Family Occupations

What did your Tormey ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Laborer, Farmer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Tormey. A less common occupation for the Tormey family was Day Laborer. The most common Tormey occupation in the USA was Laborer. 14% of Tormey's were Laborers.

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  • Laborer

  • Farmer

  • Keeping House

  • Day Laborer


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

Tormey Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 11,000 census records available for the last name Tormey. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Tormey 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Tormey. 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 Tormey. For the veterans among your Tormey ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Tormey Life Expectancy

What is the average Tormey lifespan?

Between 1951 and 2004, in the United States, Tormey life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1954, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Tormey in 1951 was 62, and 71 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Tormey

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Tormey ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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