Torrens Family History

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Torrens Name Meaning

Catalan: respelling of Torrents, a topographic name for someone living by the course of a torrent, from the plural of Catalan torrent ‘mountain stream’, ‘torrent’ (Latin torrens). Scottish and northern Irish: variant spelling of Torrence. Dutch: patronymic from a reduced pet form of the personal names Victor or Hector (see Hector).

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

Similar surnames: Torres, Torrence, Terres, Torre, Toren, Tarrant, Tornes, Kordes

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Torrens Family Origin

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Torrens Family Occupations

What did your Torrens ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Torrens occupation in the USA was Farmer. 18% of Torrens's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Torrens family was Laborer. Farmer, Keeping House and Glassblower were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Torrens.

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  • Farmer

  • Keeping House

  • Glassblower

  • Laborer


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Torrens Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 10,000 census records available for the last name Torrens. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Torrens 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 Torrens. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Torrens. For the veterans among your Torrens ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Torrens Life Expectancy

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Between 1948 and 2004, in the United States, Torrens life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1948, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Torrens in 1948 was 59, and 74 in 2004.

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