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Torney Name Meaning

English and northern Irish: habitational name from places called Tournay in Calvados and Orne in northern France. In some cases it could be of English origin, from any of the places called Thorney, in Cambridgeshire, Nottinghamshire, Somerset, and Sussex, mostly named from Old English þorn ‘thorn tree’ + eg ‘island’, although the Nottinhamshire example is from Old English þorn + haga ‘enclosure’. Irish: reduced Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Torna ‘descendant of Torna’, a personal name. German (eastern): topographic name and habitational name derived from a Slavic word, tarn-, meaning ‘brush made of thorns’.

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

Similar surnames: Dorney, Turney, Turner, Corney, Horney, Tormey, Thorley, Dolney

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Torney Family Origin

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Torney Family Occupations

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In 1939, Unpaid Domestic Duties was the top reported job for people in the UK named Torney. 65% of Torney women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties

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Top Female Occupations in 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
  • Domestic Servant
  • Incapacitated
  • Housewife

*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Torney Historical Records

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Census Record

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Passenger List

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Draft Card

There are 21,000 military records available for the last name Torney. For the veterans among your Torney ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Torney Life Expectancy

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Between 1950 and 2004, in the United States, Torney life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1950, and highest in 1989. The average life expectancy for Torney in 1950 was 37, and 80 in 2004.

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