Torr Family History

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Torr Name Meaning

topographic name for someone who lived by a tor or rocky hilltop (Old English torr, of Celtic origin), or a habitational name from any of the places named with this word, for example Torre or Torr in Devon, where the surname is frequent. nickname for someone thought to resemble a bull, Anglo-Norman French tor (Latin taurus). Scottish: perhaps a habitational name from a minor place in Fife.

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

Similar surnames: Orr, Torre, Toro, Torp, Hoar, Borr, Tarr, Rohr, Torry, Mohr

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Torr Family Origin

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Torr Family Occupations

What did your Torr ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Torr occupation in the USA was Farmer. 38% of Torr's were Farmers. Farmer, Tanner and Blacksmith were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Torr. A less common occupation for the Torr family was Bookkeeper.

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  • Farmer

  • Tanner

  • Blacksmith

  • Bookkeeper


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

Torr Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 17,000 census records available for the last name Torr. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Torr 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 Torr. 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 2,000 military records available for the last name Torr. For the veterans among your Torr ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Torr Life Expectancy

What is the average Torr lifespan?

Between 1963 and 2004, in the United States, Torr life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1972, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Torr in 1963 was 86, and 75 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Torr

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Torr 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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