Torrence Family History

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Torrence Name Meaning

Scottish and northern Irish: habitational name from either of two places called Torrance (one near East Kilbride, the other north of Glasgow under the Campsie Fells), named with Gaelic torran ‘hillock’, ‘mound’, with the later addition of the English plural -s. Irish: reduced Anglicized form of Ó Toráin (see Toran).

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

Similar surnames: Torrente, Torrens, Terrance, Tarrence, Torres, Torre, Trench

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Torrence Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Torrence name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Torrence. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Cameroon, Congo, & Southern Bantu Peoples


  • Benin/Togo


  • Germanic Europe


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Torrence Family Origin

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Torrence Family Occupations

What did your Torrence ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Torrence family was Farm Laborer. The most common Torrence occupation in the USA was Farmer. 36% of Torrence's were Farmers. Farmer, Keeping House and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Torrence.

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  • Farmer

  • Keeping House

  • Laborer

  • Farm Laborer


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Torrence Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 24,000 census records available for the last name Torrence. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Torrence 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 Torrence. 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 Torrence. For the veterans among your Torrence ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Torrence Life Expectancy

What is the average Torrence lifespan?

Between 1947 and 2004, in the United States, Torrence life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1947, and highest in 1993. The average life expectancy for Torrence in 1947 was 23, and 74 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Torrence 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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