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Torres Name Meaning

Galician, Catalan, Spanish, Portuguese, and Jewish (Sephardic): habitational name from any of the numerous places named Torres, all named with the plural of torre ‘tower’ (see Torre). Italian: habitational name from Torres in Belluno or Porto Torres in Sassari. In southern Italy the surname is sometimes a borrowing from Spanish (see 1). Dutch: from a short form of Victoris, from the Latin personal name Victorius.

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

Similar surnames: Torre, Terres, Torrens, Borges, Torr, Torney, Forbes, Tomes, Toles

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Torres Family Origin

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Torres Family Occupations

What did your Torres ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, the most common Torres occupation in the UK was Public Messanger. 100% of Torres's were Public Messangers.

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  • Public Messanger


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Torres Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 453,000 census records available for the last name Torres. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Torres census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 137,000 immigration records available for the last name Torres. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the UK, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Card

There are 38,000 military records available for the last name Torres. For the veterans among your Torres ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Torres Life Expectancy

What is the average Torres lifespan?

Between 1940 and 2004, in the United States, Torres life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1945, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Torres in 1940 was 48, and 68 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Torres ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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