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Torok Early Origins



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.

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Torok Spelling Variations


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Torok Spelling Variations



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.

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Torok Early History


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Torok Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Torok research. Another 323 words (23 lines of text) covering the years 1147, 1475, 1602, 1657, 1624, 1630, 1655 and 1713 are included under the topic Early Torok History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Torok Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Torok Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 46 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Torok Notables 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:

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 came to Illinois in 1924
  • Elek Torok, who came to Illinois in 1940

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Motto


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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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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    2. Fucilla, Josheph G. Our Italian Surnames. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1987. Print. (ISBN 0806311878).
    3. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
    4. Bentley, Elizabeth P. Passenger Arrivals at the Port of New York 1820-1829. Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1999. Print.
    5. Glazier, Ira A. and P. Williams Filby Edition. Italians to America. Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield. Print.
    6. Gheno, Antonio. Contributo alla Bibliografia Genealogica Italiana. Bologna: Forni, 1924. Print.
    7. Battilana, Natale, Ed. Genealogie Dello Famiglie Nobili di Genova. Genova: Fratelli Pagano, 1825. Print.
    8. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    9. Rolland, and H.V. Rolland. Illustrations to the Armorial Général by J.B. Rietstap. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today, 1967. Print. (ISBN 0-0900455-209).
    10. Rietstap, Johannes Baptist. Armorial Général. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
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    The Torok Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Torok 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.

    This page was last modified on 23 September 2013 at 20:46.

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