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Torre Name Meaning

Italian: topographic name for someone who lived near a tower, usually a defensive fortification or watchtower (from Latin turris), or a habitational name from any of the places named with this word, as for example Torre Annunziata or Torre del Greco in Naples province, Torre de’ Passeri (Pescara, Abruzzo), or Torre di Ruggiero (Catanzaro, Calabria). Galician, Catalan, Aragonese, Spanish, and Portuguese: habitational name from any of the numerous places so named in Galicia (often in the form De la Torre), in Catalonia and Aragon (as for example La Torre de Fontalbella, La Torre del Compte, La Torre de Fluvià), or from any of the many places in Spain and Portugal named Torre or La Torre, from torre ‘(watch) tower’ (of the same etymology as 1).

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


Similar surnames: Torres, Torr, Torno, Toro, Corte, Torri, Tome, Torp, Porro, Morra

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Torre Family Origin

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Torre Family Occupations

What did your Torre ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Torre occupation in the USA was Coal Burner. 11% of Torre's were Coal Burners. A less common occupation for the Torre family was Keeps House. Coal Burner, Fruit Speculator and Grocer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Torre.

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  • Coal Burner

    11%
  • Fruit Speculator

    11%
  • Grocer

    11%
  • Keeps House

    11%

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Torre Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 22,000 census records available for the last name Torre. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Torre 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 23,000 immigration records available for the last name Torre. 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 5,000 military records available for the last name Torre. For the veterans among your Torre ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Torre Life Expectancy

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Between 1942 and 2004, in the United States, Torre life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1957, and highest in 1996. The average life expectancy for Torre in 1942 was 48, and 73 in 2004.

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