The surname Torkelson was first found in Cheshire at Torkington, a township, in the parish and union of Stockport, hundred of Macclesfield.  Now part of Greater Manchester, the township comprises 670 acres.
Early East Cheshire rolls had the following early entries for the family: Simon de Torkinton, 1225; Robert de Torkinton, 1225; and Thomas de Torkinton, 1357. 
Early History of the Torkelson family
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Notables of the family at this time include Sir Richard Torkington ( fl. 1517), an English priest and pilgrim, presented in 1511 to the rectory of Mulberton in Norfolk by Sir Thomas Boleyn. "In 1517 he went on pilgrimage to the Holy Land, and of his journey he has left an account. "He started from Rye in... Another 56 words (4 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Torkelson Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Torkelson family to Ireland
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