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Torney Name Meaning

Irish (Down): shortened Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Torna ‘descendant of Tórna’ a personal name of unexplained etymology. English (of Norman origin): habitational name from Tournay (Calvados) or Tournai-sur-Dive (Orne) in France and perhaps also from Tournai (Hainaut) in Belgium. English: habitational name from Thorney (Somerset); see Thorney . North German: derivative of Dorn ‘thorn’.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022

Similar surnames: Dorney, Turney, Turner, Corney, Horney, Tormey, Thorley, Dolney

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Where is the Torney family from?

You can see how Torney families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Torney family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Torney families were found in USA in 1880. In 1911 there were 14 Torney families living in Nova Scotia. This was about 33% of all the recorded Torney's in Canada. Nova Scotia had the highest population of Torney families in 1911.
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What did your Torney ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Merchant and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the Canada named Torney. 100% of Torney men worked as a Merchant and 100% of Torney women worked as a Housewife. .

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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 1921

  • Merchant

Top Female Occupations In 1921

  • Housewife
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Passenger Lists

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There are 21,000 military records available for the last name Torney. For the veterans among your Torney ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Torney lifespan?

Between 1950 and 2004, in the United States, Torney life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1950, and highest in 1989. The average life expectancy for Torney in 1950 was 37, and 80 in 2004.

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