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Torre Name Meaning

Italian: topographic name for someone who lived near a tower, usually a defensive fortification or watchtower (from Latin turris), or a habitational name from any of the places named with this word, as for example Torre Annunziata or Torre del Greco in Naples province, Torre de’ Passeri (Pescara, Abruzzo), or Torre di Ruggiero (Catanzaro, Calabria). Galician, Catalan, Aragonese, Spanish, and Portuguese: habitational name from any of the numerous places so named in Galicia (often in the form De la Torre), in Catalonia and Aragon (as for example La Torre de Fontalbella, La Torre del Compte, La Torre de Fluvià), or from any of the many places in Spain and Portugal named Torre or La Torre, from torre ‘(watch) tower’ (of the same etymology as 1).

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


Similar surnames: Torres, Torr, Torno, Toro, Corte, Torri, Tome, Torp, Porro, Morra

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Where is the Torre family from?

You can see how Torre families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Torre family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Torre families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1891 there were 11 Torre families living in London. This was about 37% of all the recorded Torre's in the UK. London had the highest population of Torre families in 1891.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Torre surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Torre ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Operator were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Torre. 17% of Torre men worked as a Laborer and 23% of Torre women worked as an Operator. Some less common occupations for Americans named Torre were Truck Driver and 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.

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Laborer
    17%
  • Clerk
    7%
  • New Worker
    6%
  • Truck Driver
    5%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Operator
    23%
  • Clerk
    12%
  • Seamstress
    8%
  • Housewife
    6%
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

There are 23,000 immigration records available for the last name Torre. 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 5,000 military records available for the last name Torre. For the veterans among your Torre ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Torre lifespan?

Between 1942 and 2004, in the United States, Torre life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1957, and highest in 1996. The average life expectancy for Torre in 1942 was 48, and 73 in 2004.

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