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Tortola Family History

Tortola Name Meaning

Historically, surnames evolved as a way to sort people into groups - by occupation, place of origin, clan affiliation, patronage, parentage, adoption, and even physical characteristics (like red hair). Many of the modern surnames in the dictionary can be traced back to Britain and Ireland.

Similar surnames: Tortora, Zottola, Portela, Tobola, Motola, Mottola, Bertola, Triola

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Where is the Tortola family from?

You can see how Tortola families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Tortola family name was found in the USA between 1880 and 1920. The most Tortola families were found in and USA in 1880. In 1880 there were 2 Tortola families living in New Mexico. This was 100% of all the recorded Tortola's in USA. New Mexico had the highest population of Tortola families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Tortola surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Tortola ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Gardener was the top reported job for people in the USA named Tortola. 100% of Tortola men worked as a Gardener. .

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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

  • Gardener
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Census Records

There are 160 census records available for the last name Tortola. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Tortola 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 133 immigration records available for the last name Tortola. 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 33 military records available for the last name Tortola. For the veterans among your Tortola ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Tortola lifespan?

Between 1971 and 2004, in the United States, Tortola life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1993, and highest in 1996. The average life expectancy for Tortola in 1971 was 88, and 73 in 2004.

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