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Turo Name Meaning

Italian: of uncertain derivation. The surname is most frequent in Campania and Apulia, where Ammaturo is also a frequent family name, suggesting that Turo may perhaps be a short form of this name. Alternatively, it may be from a reduced form of the personal name Arturo (see Arthur). Hungarian (Túró): metonymic occupational name from túró ‘curd’.

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


Similar surnames: Turi, Toro, Puro, Turk, Turco, Troy, Buro, Turro, Tufo, Baro

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Where is the Turo family from?

You can see how Turo families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Turo family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1840 and 1920. The most Turo families were found in USA in 1920. In 1840 there were 2 Turo families living in New York. This was about 67% of all the recorded Turo's in USA. New York had the highest population of Turo families in 1840.
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What did your Turo ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Factory Worker were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Turo. 30% of Turo men worked as a Laborer and 100% of Turo women worked as a Factory Worker. .

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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
    30%
  • Clerk
    24%
  • Mechanic Operator
    12%
  • Salesman
    12%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Factory Worker
    100%
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Census Records

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Turo. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Turo 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 450 immigration records available for the last name Turo. 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 580 military records available for the last name Turo. For the veterans among your Turo ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Turo lifespan?

Between 1964 and 2004, in the United States, Turo life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1966, and highest in 1989. The average life expectancy for Turo in 1964 was 75, and 80 in 2004.

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