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Toro Name Meaning

Spanish: habitational name from Toro in Zamora province, called Campos Gotorum in the Middle Ages. Spanish: nickname from toro ‘bull’ (usually in the form Del Toro). Italian: nickname for a lusty person or a metonymic occupational name for a tender of bulls, from Italian toro ‘bull’ (Latin taurus). Italian: from a short form of the personal name Ristoro. Estonian or Finnish: unexplained.

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


Similar surnames: Torno, Turo, Torr, Toto, Boros, Doro, Mori, Toso, Ori, Fort

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Where is the Toro family from?

You can see how Toro families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Toro family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1841 and 1920. The most Toro families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 11 Toro families living in Tennessee. This was about 29% of all the recorded Toro's in the USA. Tennessee and 1 other state had the highest population of Toro families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Toro surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Toro ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Costurera were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Toro. 25% of Toro men worked as a Laborer and 27% of Toro women worked as a Costurera. Some less common occupations for Americans named Toro were New Worker and Operator.

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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

  • Laborer
    25%
  • Jornalero
    9%
  • Labrador
    9%
  • New Worker
    6%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Costurera
    27%
  • Maestra
    8%
  • Lavandera
    8%
  • Operator
    6%
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Census Records

There are 29,000 census records available for the last name Toro. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Toro 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 14,000 immigration records available for the last name Toro. 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 3,000 military records available for the last name Toro. For the veterans among your Toro ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Toro lifespan?

Between 1950 and 2004, in the United States, Toro life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1954, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Toro in 1950 was 25, and 69 in 2004.

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