Torrey Family History

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Torrey Name Meaning

English: probably a variant of Terry 1.

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

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

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Torrey Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Torrey name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Torrey. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Germanic Europe


  • France


  • Eastern Europe & Russia


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Torrey Family Origin

Where is the Torrey family from?

Torrey Family Occupations

What did your Torrey ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Torrey family was Station Master. The most common Torrey occupation in Canada was Bross Icemaker. 25% of Torrey's were Bross Icemakers. Bross Icemaker, Dress Maker and Farmer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Torrey.

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  • Bross Icemaker

  • Dress Maker

  • Farmer

  • Station Master


Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Torrey ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Torrey Historical Records

What Torrey family records will you find?

Census Record

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 List

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 Card

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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Torrey Life Expectancy

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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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Torrey ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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