Tornquist Family History

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Tornquist Name Meaning

Swedish: ornamental name from torn ‘thorn’ or torn ‘tower’ + quist, an old or ornamental spelling of kvist ‘twig’.

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

Similar surnames: Thornquist, Nordquist, Norquist, Oquist, Boquist, Holmquist

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Tornquist Family Origin

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Tornquist Family Occupations

What did your Tornquist ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Blacksmith and Clergyman were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Tornquist. The most common Tornquist occupation in the USA was Farmer. 29% of Tornquist's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Tornquist family was Tailor.

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  • Farmer

  • Blacksmith

  • Clergyman

  • Tailor


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

Tornquist Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Tornquist. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Tornquist 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 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Tornquist. 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 454 military records available for the last name Tornquist. For the veterans among your Tornquist ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Tornquist Life Expectancy

What is the average Tornquist lifespan?

Between 1955 and 2004, in the United States, Tornquist life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1958, and highest in 1987. The average life expectancy for Tornquist in 1955 was 54, and 70 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Tornquist

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Tornquist 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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