Early Origins of the Torok family
The surname Torok was first found in Piedmont
(Italian: Piemonte, Piedmontese and Occitan: Piemont), a territorial division of northern Italy at the foot of the Alps consisting of the provinces of Alessandria, Cuneo, Novara and Turin. Later Aosta and Vercelli were added and still later, Asti. History is related back to 49 B.C. The house of Savoy rose in 1000 A.D. In those ancient times only persons of rank, the podesta, clergy, city officials, army officers, artists, landowners were entered into the records. To be recorded at this time, at the beginning of recorded history, was of itself a great distinction and indicative of noble ancestry. The family were the ancient Lords of Perlo in Piedmont.
Early History of the Torok family
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Torok Spelling Variations
of this family name include: Torraco, Torrazzo, Torraca, Toraca, Toraza, Torraza, Torrissi, Torri, la Torri, Turrissi, Torresini, Torriani, Torre, la Torre, Torrese, Torresin, Torresano, Torresani and many more.
Early Notables of the Torok family (pre 1700)
Prominent among members of the family was Orazio Torriani ( fl.
1602-1657) Italian architect who worked in Rome, best known for the church of San Lorenzo in Miranda and the church of San Francesco di Paola (1624-1630); and Giuseppe Antonio Torri (1655-c. 1713) an Italian architect from Bologna.
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Migration of the Torok family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Torok Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
- John Torok, who settled in Ashtabula Co. Ohio sometime between 1875 and 1906
- Joseph Torok, who settled in Ashtabula Co. Ohio sometime between 1875 and 1906
- Andy Torok, who settled in Allegheny Co. Pennsylvania in 1896
Torok Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
- Michael Torok, who settled in Illinois in 1924
- Elek Torok, who settled in Illinois in 1940
The Torok 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: Fortitudine et labora
Motto Translation: By fortitute and exertion.
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