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Torkelson History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms



Early Origins of the Torkelson family


The surname Torkelson was first found in Cheshire where they held a family seat from very ancient times, some say before the Norman Conquest in 1066.

Early History of the Torkelson family


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Torkelson Spelling Variations


Spelling variations of this family name include: Torkington, Turkington and others.

Early Notables of the Torkelson family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the Torkelson family to Ireland


Some of the Torkelson family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
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Migration of the Torkelson family to the New World and Oceana


Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Torkelson Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Torkel Torkelson, aged 25, who arrived in New York in 1919 aboard the ship "Lake Hurst" from Cristobal [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J6QP-6TG : 6 December 2014), Torkel Torkelson, 04 Mar 1919; citing departure port Cristobal, arrival port New York, ship name Lake Hurst, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  • Kathleen Torkelson, aged 42, who arrived in New York in 1920 aboard the ship "Olympic" from Southampton, England [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J6CX-BT5 : 6 December 2014), Kathleen Torkelson, 22 Dec 1920; citing departure port Southampton, arrival port New York, ship name Olympic, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  • Emma Torkelson, aged 36, who arrived in New York, N.Y. in 1920 aboard the ship "Bergensfjord" from Kristiania, Norway [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J6X1-NP1 : 6 December 2014), Emma Torkelson, 06 Jul 1920; citing departure port Kristiania, Norway, arrival port New York, N.Y., ship name Bergensfjord, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).

Contemporary Notables of the name Torkelson (post 1700)


  • Ross E. Torkelson, American fighter pilot and flying ace in the U.S. Navy, during World War II, credited with 5 aerial victories
  • Jodie R. Torkelson, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Minnesota, 2008 [4]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 12) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • Charles E. Torkelson, American Republican politician, Member of Connecticut State House of Representatives; Defeated, 1912; Elected 1918 [4]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 12) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html

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Citations


  1. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J6QP-6TG : 6 December 2014), Torkel Torkelson, 04 Mar 1919; citing departure port Cristobal, arrival port New York, ship name Lake Hurst, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  2. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J6CX-BT5 : 6 December 2014), Kathleen Torkelson, 22 Dec 1920; citing departure port Southampton, arrival port New York, ship name Olympic, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  3. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J6X1-NP1 : 6 December 2014), Emma Torkelson, 06 Jul 1920; citing departure port Kristiania, Norway, arrival port New York, N.Y., ship name Bergensfjord, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  4. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 12) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html

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