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Turoff Name Meaning

Jewish (eastern Ashkenazic): westernized form of Turov a habitational name for someone from a place called Turov in Belarus. The place is named with tur ‘aurochs’ (ultimately cognate with Latin taurus ‘bull’).

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


Similar surnames: Tur, Turner, Tarnoff, Duboff, Boroff, Danoff, Tropp, Sadoff, Turek

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Where is the Turoff family from?

You can see how Turoff families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Turoff family name was found in the USA, Canada, and Scotland between 1841 and 1920. The most Turoff families were found in USA in 1920. In 1911 there was 1 Turoff family living in Nova Scotia. This was 100% of all the recorded Turoff's in Canada. Nova Scotia had the highest population of Turoff families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Turoff surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Turoff ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Proprietor and Teacher were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Turoff. 39% of Turoff men worked as a Proprietor and 34% of Turoff women worked as a Teacher. Some less common occupations for Americans named Turoff were Clerk 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

  • Proprietor
    39%
  • Salesman
    15%
  • Counter Man
    10%
  • Clerk
    10%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Teacher
    34%
  • Bookkeeper
    34%
  • Housewife
    34%
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Census Records

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Turoff. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Turoff 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 229 immigration records available for the last name Turoff. 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 222 military records available for the last name Turoff. For the veterans among your Turoff ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Turoff lifespan?

Between 1962 and 2004, in the United States, Turoff life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1969, and highest in 1998. The average life expectancy for Turoff in 1962 was 74, and 80 in 2004.

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