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Torson Name Meaning

Americanized form of Swedish Torsson: patronymic from the personal name Tor (see Thor ). Compare Thorson . Americanized form of Norwegian Torsen a cognate of 1 above.

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

Similar surnames: Corson, Boyson, Curson, Forson, Thoreson, Totton, Borton, Dowson

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Where is the Torson family from?

You can see how Torson families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Torson family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1841 and 1920. The most Torson families were found in USA in 1880. In 1911 there were 7 Torson families living in Alberta. This was about 39% of all the recorded Torson's in Canada. Alberta had the highest population of Torson families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Torson surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Torson ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Maid were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Torson. 23% of Torson men worked as a Farmer and 100% of Torson women worked as a Maid. .

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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

  • Farmer
  • Laborer
  • Farm Laborer
  • Clerk

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Maid
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Census Records

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Torson. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Torson 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 384 immigration records available for the last name Torson. 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 393 military records available for the last name Torson. For the veterans among your Torson ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Torson lifespan?

Between 1963 and 2004, in the United States, Torson life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1969, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Torson in 1963 was 71, and 87 in 2004.

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