Torr Name Meaning

topographic name for someone who lived by a tor or rocky hilltop (Old English torr, of Celtic origin), or a habitational name from any of the places named with this word, for example Torre or Torr in Devon, where the surname is frequent. nickname for someone thought to resemble a bull, Anglo-Norman French tor (Latin taurus). Scottish: perhaps a habitational name from a minor place in Fife.

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


Similar surnames: Orr, Torre, Toro, Torp, Hoar, Borr, Tarr, Rohr, Torry, Mohr

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Torr Family Origin

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Torr Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    9%
  • Coal Miner

    4%
  • Butcher

    4%
  • Agricultural Labourer

    2%

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Torr family was Agricultural Labourer. The most common Torr occupation in the UK was Farmer. 9% of Torr's were Farmers. Farmer, Coal Miner and Butcher were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Torr.

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Torr Life Expectancy

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Between 1963 and 2004, Torr life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1972, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Torr in 1963 was 86, and 75 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Torr

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