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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



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Torkelson Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Torkel Torkelson, aged 25, 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, 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, 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
  • Charles E. Torkelson, American Republican politician, Member of Connecticut State House of Representatives; Defeated, 1912; Elected 1918

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See Also


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Citations


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  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.).

Other References

  1. Bowman, George Ernest. The Mayflower Reader A Selection of Articales from The Mayflower Descendent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  2. Ingram, Rev. James. Translator Anglo-Saxon Chronicle 1823. Print.
  3. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds. Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
  4. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Peerage and Baronetage, The Privy Council, Knightage and Compainonage. London: Burke Publishing, 1921. Print.
  5. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
  6. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
  7. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
  8. Cook, Chris. English Historical Facts 1603-1688. London: MacMillan, 1980. Print.
  9. Crispin, M. Jackson and Leonce Mary. Falaise Roll Recording Prominent Companions of William Duke of Normandy at the Conquest of England. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  10. Burke, John Bernard Ed. The Roll of Battle Abbey. 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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