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Tortora Family History

Tortora Name Meaning

Italian:: from a personal name derived from tortora ‘turtle dove’ (from Latin turtur genitive turturis) symbolizing innocence and purity. See Turtle habitational name from Tortora in Cosenza province.

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


Similar surnames: Toro, Sartor, Ortega, Mortara, Portera, Torborg, Fortuna, Troia, Torr

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Where is the Tortora family from?

You can see how Tortora families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Tortora family name was found in the USA, and Canada between 1911 and 1920. The most Tortora families were found in USA in 1920. In 1920 there were 32 Tortora families living in New York. This was about 44% of all the recorded Tortora's in USA. New York had the highest population of Tortora families in 1920.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Tortora surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Tortora ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and New Worker were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Tortora. 16% of Tortora men worked as a Laborer and 13% of Tortora women worked as a New Worker. Some less common occupations for Americans named Tortora were Butcher and Finisher. .

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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

  • Laborer
    16%
  • Clerk
    13%
  • Salesman
    8%
  • Butcher
    7%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • New Worker
    13%
  • Packer
    13%
  • Operator
    10%
  • Finisher
    10%
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Census Records

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Tortora. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Tortora 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Tortora. 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 696 military records available for the last name Tortora. For the veterans among your Tortora ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Tortora lifespan?

Between 1954 and 2004, in the United States, Tortora life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1954, and highest in 1968. The average life expectancy for Tortora in 1954 was 28, and 81 in 2004.

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