Tourvill History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Tourvill family

The surname Tourvill was first found in Normandy (French: Normandie), the former Duchy of Normandy, where this distinguished family held a family seat as members of the aristocracy in that region. The Tourvilles variously place their origin at either Tourville-la-Campagne in Eure in the arrondissement of Louviers, or in Turville in Eure in the arrondissement of Pont-Audemer, or Tourneville near Evreaux, all in Normandy. It is likely that the locations represented seigneuries held by the family.

Early History of the Tourvill family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Tourvill research. Another 113 words (8 lines of text) covering the years 1066, 1642, 1690, and 1701 are included under the topic Early Tourvill History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Tourvill Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Tourvill, Tourville, Tourvieille, Tourveille, Turvill, Turville, Tourneville, Tournevill, Torraville and many more.

Early Notables of the Tourvill family (pre 1700)

Notable amongst the family in this period was Anne Hilarion de Costentin, comte de Tourville (1642-1701), a French naval commander who served under King Louis XIV. He was famous for his victory at Beachy Head in 1690 and made Marshal of France in 1693. At...
Another 44 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Tourvill Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Migration of the Tourvill family

Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Benjamin Torraville who settled in Fogo in Newfoundland in 1843 where the name Torraville was adopted, traditionally from France. They also settled at the Change Islands..



The Tourvill Motto +

The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.

Motto: Virtus semper eadam
Motto Translation: Virtue is always the same.


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