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Torn History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms



Early Origins of the Torn family


The surname Torn was first found in Aberdeenshire (Gaelic: Siorrachd Obar Dheathain), a historic county, and present day Council Area of Aberdeen, located in the Grampian region of northeastern Scotland, where they held a family seat in their territories. The Pictish influence on Scottish history diminished after Kenneth Macalpine became King of all Scotland. But those east coast families still played an important role in government and were more accessible to Government than their western highland counterparts. Allegiances were important to Scottish middle age survival. The first of the surname on record was Adam Turin in the year 1323 in Fyvin.

Early History of the Torn family


This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Torn research.
Another 251 words (18 lines of text) covering the years 1417, 1563 and 1745 are included under the topic Early Torn History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Torn Spelling Variations


Spelling variations of this family name include: Turing, Turin, Torn, Tarn, Thurin, Thuring, Turyn, Turyne, Turing and many more.

Early Notables of the Torn family (pre 1700)


Another 23 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Torn Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Migration of the Torn family to the New World and Oceana


Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Torn Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Aart Van Torn, who landed in Iowa in 1868 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  • Adam Van Torn, who arrived in Iowa in 1868 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)

Torn Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Aaron E. M. Torn, who arrived in Alabama in 1904

Contemporary Notables of the name Torn (post 1700)


  • Elmore Rual "Rip" Torn Jr. (b. 1931), American Academy Award and American Comedy Award winning, stage and screen actor
  • Mrs. Elmore R. Torn, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from Texas, 1952 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 12) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html

The Torn 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: Audentes fortuna juvat
Motto Translation: Fortune Assists the Daring.


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Citations


  1. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  2. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 12) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html

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