Torgersen Family History

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Torgersen Name Meaning

Norwegian: patronymic from Torger, a form of Old Norse þorgeirr, from þórr, name of the Norse god of thunder (see Thor) + geirr ‘spear’.

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


Similar surnames: Tollefsen, Torkelson, Jorgensen, Thygesen, Borresen, Holgerson

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Torgersen Family Origin

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Torgersen Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    89%
  • Prest

    11%

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In 1880, Farmer and Prest were the top 2 reported jobs worked by Torgersen. The most common Torgersen occupation in the USA was Farmer. 89% of Torgersen's were Farmers.

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Torgersen Historical Records

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Torgersen Life Expectancy

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