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Toro Surname Meaning

Spanish: habitational name from Toro in Zamora province. Compare De Toro . Italian and Spanish: nickname for a lusty person or for someone who owned a bull or a metonymic occupational name for a tender of bulls or possibly for a bull fighter from toro ‘bull’ (from Latin taurus). Compare Del Toro . Italian: from a short form of the personal name Ristoro. Finnish (Törö): habitational name from farms so named from törö ‘small creek’ with reference to their location. Established as a hereditary surname in southeastern Finland since the 19th century. Finnish: variant of Toroi from the personal name Toroi a vernacular borrowing of Russian Orthodox Dorofey (see Dorosh ). The surnames Toro and Toroi are found in Karelia.

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


Similar surnames: Torno, Turo, Torr, Toto, Boros, Doro, Mori, Toso, Ori, Fort

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Where is the Toro family from?

You can see how Toro families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Toro family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1841 and 1920. The most Toro families were found in USA in 1920. In 1911 there was 1 Toro family living in Alberta. This was about 33% of all the recorded Toro's in Canada. Alberta and 2 other provinces had the highest population of Toro families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Toro surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Toro ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Costurera were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Toro. 25% of Toro men worked as a Laborer and 27% of Toro women worked as a Costurera. Some less common occupations for Americans named Toro were New Worker and Operator. .

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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.

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Top Male Occupations In 1940

  • Laborer
    25%
  • Labrador
    9%
  • Jornalero
    9%
  • New Worker
    6%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Costurera
    27%
  • Maestra
    8%
  • Lavandera
    8%
  • Operator
    6%
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Census Records

There are 29,000 census records available for the last name Toro. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Toro 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 14,000 immigration records available for the last name Toro. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in Canada, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 3,000 military records available for the last name Toro. For the veterans among your Toro ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Toro lifespan?

Between 1950 and 2004, in the United States, Toro life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1954, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Toro in 1950 was 25, and 69 in 2004.

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