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Torstenson Name Meaning

Americanized form (and a rare Swedish variant) of Swedish Torstensson: patronymic from the personal name Torsten a variant of Thorsten (see Thorstensen ). Compare Thorstenson . Americanized form of Norwegian and Danish Torstensen cognate with 1 above.

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


Similar surnames: Thorstenson, Mortenson, Sorenson, Tostenson, Lorenson, Torgerson

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Where is the Torstenson family from?

You can see how Torstenson families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Torstenson family name was found in the USA, and Scotland between 1871 and 1920. The most Torstenson families were found in USA in 1880. In 1880 there were 43 Torstenson families living in Minnesota. This was about 48% of all the recorded Torstenson's in USA. Minnesota had the highest population of Torstenson families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Torstenson surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Torstenson ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Maid were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Torstenson. 36% of Torstenson men worked as a Farmer and 25% of Torstenson women worked as a Maid. Some less common occupations for Americans named Torstenson were Timekeeper and Teacher. .

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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

  • Farmer
    36%
  • Laborer
    29%
  • Salesman
    8%
  • Timekeeper
    8%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Maid
    25%
  • Housekeeper
    25%
  • Housewife
    25%
  • Teacher
    25%
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Census Records

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Torstenson. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Torstenson 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 954 immigration records available for the last name Torstenson. 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 319 military records available for the last name Torstenson. For the veterans among your Torstenson ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Torstenson lifespan?

Between 1963 and 2004, in the United States, Torstenson life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1986, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Torstenson in 1963 was 90, and 82 in 2004.

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