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Torrence Early Origins



The surname Torrence was first found in Stirlingshire. The name is a habitation name from either East Kilbride or north of Glasgow where it is derived from the Gaelic word "torran" which means "hillock" or "mound."

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Torrence Spelling Variations


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Torrence Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Torrance, Torrens, Torrence and others.

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Torrence Early History


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Torrence Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Torrence research. Another 212 words (15 lines of text) covering the year 1563 is included under the topic Early Torrence History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Torrence Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Torrence Early Notables (pre 1700)



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Torrence In Ireland


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Torrence In Ireland



Some of the Torrence family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 327 words (23 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:

Torrence Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • John Torrence arrived in Philadelphia in 1828
  • Thomas Torrence, who arrived in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1834
  • James Torrence arrived in Philadelphia in 1868

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Contemporary Notables of the name Torrence (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Torrence (post 1700)



  • Royal Torrence (1933-2016), American soul music singer, founder of Little Royal and The Swingmasters
  • Nathan Andrew "Nate" Torrence (b. 1977), American comedic actor, best known for his the role as Wade Bailey on the HBO series Hello Ladies
  • Leigh Torrence (b. 1982), American professional NFL football player, Super Bowl Champion (XLIV)
  • Gwen Torrence (b. 1965), American three-time Olympic gold medalist and three-time gold medalist World Championship sprinter
  • Dean Torrence (b. 1940), American singer, the Dean of 1960s singing group Jan and Dean
  • W. W. Torrence, American politician, U.S. Vice Consul General in Teheran, 1884
  • Robert B. Torrence, American politician, Member of California State Assembly 10th District, 1863
  • John Findlay Torrence (1819-1883), American politician, Member of Ohio State Senate, 1861-69; Mayor of Cincinnati, Ohio, 1869-71
  • Ell Torrence, American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from Minnesota, 1896 (speaker)
  • C. C. Torrence, American politician, Member of South Dakota State House of Representatives 4th District, 1917-18
  • ... (Another 4 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
    2. Hinde, Thomas Ed. The Domesday Book England's Heritage Then and Now. Surrey: Colour Library Books, 1995. Print. (ISBN 1-85833-440-3).
    3. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
    4. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
    5. Innes, Thomas and Learney. Scots Heraldry A Practical Handbook on the Historical Principles and Mordern Application of the Art and Science. London: Oliver and Boyd, 1934. Print.
    6. Skordas, Guest. Ed. The Early Settlers of Maryland an Index to Names or Immigrants Complied from Records of Land Patents 1633-1680 in the Hall of Records Annapolis, Maryland. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1968. Print.
    7. 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).
    8. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    9. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    10. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
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    The Torrence Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Torrence 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 3 October 2016 at 09:52.

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