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Torrain Early Origins



The surname Torrain was first found in Stirlingshire. The name is a habitation name from either East Kilbride or north of Glasgow where it is derived from the Gaelic word "torran" which means "hillock" or "mound."

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Torrain Early History


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Torrain Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Torrain research. Another 212 words (15 lines of text) covering the year 1563 is included under the topic Early Torrain History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Torrain Spelling Variations


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Torrain Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Torrance, Torrens, Torrence and others.

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Torrain Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Torrain Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Torrain Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Torrain In Ireland


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Torrain In Ireland



Some of the Torrain family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 327 words (23 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: John Torrence arrived in Philadelphia in 1828; followed by James in 1868; Adam Torrens settled in Philadelphia in 1828; Aaron in 1823; Alexander in 1848.

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