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Torkelson Early Origins



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.

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Torkelson Spelling Variations


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Torkelson Spelling Variations



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

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Torkelson Early History


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Torkelson Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Torkelson research. Another 224 words (16 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Torkelson History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Torkelson Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Torkelson Early Notables (pre 1700)



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

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Torkelson In Ireland


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Torkelson In Ireland



Some of the Torkelson family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 147 words (10 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 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.).

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Contemporary Notables of the name Torkelson (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Torkelson (post 1700)



  • 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


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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

Other References

  1. Virkus, Frederick A. Ed. Immigrant Ancestors A List of 2,500 Immigrants to America Before 1750. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1964. Print.
  2. Cook, Chris. English Historical Facts 1603-1688. London: MacMillan, 1980. Print.
  3. Shaw, William A. Knights of England A Complete Record from the Earliest Time to the Present Day of the Knights of all the Orders of Chivalry in England, Scotland, Ireland and Knights Bachelors 2 Volumes. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print. (ISBN 080630443X).
  4. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
  5. Shirley, Evelyn Philip. Noble and Gentle Men of England Or Notes Touching The Arms and Descendants of the Ancient Knightley and Gentle Houses of England Arranged in their Respective Counties 3rd Edition. Westminster: John Bowyer Nichols and Sons, 1866. Print.
  6. Burke, Sir Bernard. Burke's Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Landed Gentry: Including American Families with British Ancestry. (2 Volumes). London: Burke Publishing, 1939. Print.
  7. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
  8. Burke, Sir Bernard. General Armory Of England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today. Print.
  9. Dunkling, Leslie. Dictionary of Surnames. Toronto: Collins, 1998. Print. (ISBN 0004720598).
  10. Bowman, George Ernest. The Mayflower Reader A Selection of Articales from The Mayflower Descendent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
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The Torkelson Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Torkelson Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

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