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Torrey Surname Meaning

English: variant of Tory . This form of the surname is rare in Britain and Ireland. Scottish (Argyll): variant of Torrie . This form of the surname is rare in Britain and Ireland.

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

Similar surnames: Torry, Morrey, Tirey, Worley, Towry, Thorley, Norred, Torrez, Mowrey

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Where is the Torrey family from?

You can see how Torrey families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Torrey family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Torrey families were found in USA in 1880. In 1911 there were 5 Torrey families living in Manitoba. This was about 38% of all the recorded Torrey's in Canada. Manitoba had the highest population of Torrey families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Torrey surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Torrey ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer was the top reported job for people in the Canada named Torrey. 100% of Torrey men worked as a Farmer. .

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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

  • Farmer
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Census Records

There are 29,000 census records available for the last name Torrey. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Torrey 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 3,000 immigration records available for the last name Torrey. 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 9,000 military records available for the last name Torrey. For the veterans among your Torrey ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Torrey lifespan?

Between 1941 and 2004, in the United States, Torrey life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1945, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Torrey in 1941 was 33, and 72 in 2004.

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