Tori History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Tori family

The surname Tori was first found in Warwickshire, where they held a family seat and were descended from Baron de Torrie the notable Norman overlord. They branched to Lincolnshire, but later branched to Scotland to Dumfriesshire.

Early History of the Tori family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Tori research. Another 132 words (9 lines of text) covering the years 1405, 1590, 1599, 1638, 1691, 1626, 1732, 1590, 1611 and 1586 are included under the topic Early Tori History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Tori Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Torrie, Torrey, Torry, Tory, Torie and others.

Early Notables of the Tori family (pre 1700)

Another 47 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Tori Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Ireland Migration of the Tori family to Ireland

Some of the Tori family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. More information about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Migration of the Tori family

Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Dr. Torrey who settled in Boston Massachusetts in 1763 with his wife; Phillip and William Torrey settled in Boston in 1631; James Torry settled in New York State with his wife Florence in 1739 with their two children.


Contemporary Notables of the name Tori (post 1700) +

  • Martin A. Tori, American Republican politician, Candidate for U.S. Representative from Kentucky 2nd District, 1988, 1990 [1]
  • Elizabeth Tori (b. 1936), American Republican politician, Member of Kentucky State Senate 10th District, 1995- [1]
  • Tori Reany, American Mathematics and Computer Science Professor at Saint Louis University
  • Tori Kropp, American internationally recognized pregnancy, woman's health, and early parenting expert
  • Tori Amos (b. 1963), American pianist and singer-songwriter


The Tori 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: Turris fortissima Deus
Motto Translation: God is a tower of strength to me.


  1. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 12) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html


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