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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)



More information is included under the topic Early Torrence Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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



  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)

Other References

  1. Black, George F. The Surnames of Scotland Their Origin, Meaning and History. New York: New York Public Library, 1946. Print. (ISBN 0-87104-172-3).
  2. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Landed Gentry Including American Families with British Ancestry 2 Volumes. London: Burke Publishing, 1939. Print.
  3. Barrow, G.W.S Ed. The Charters of David I The Written Acts of David I King of Scots, 1124-53 and of His Son Henry, Earl of Northumerland, 1139-52. Woodbridge: The Boydell Press, 1999. Print.
  4. Holt, J.C. Ed. Domesday Studies. Woodbridge: Boydell, 1987. Print. (ISBN 0-85115-477-8).
  5. Catholic Directory For Scotland. Glasgow: Burns Publications. Print.
  6. Donaldson, Gordon and Robert S. Morpeth. Who's Who In Scotish History. Wales: Welsh Academic Press, 1996. Print. (ISBN 186057-0054).
  7. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
  8. Warner, Philip Warner. Famous Scottish Battles. New York: Barnes and Noble, 1996. Print. (ISBN 0-76070-004-4).
  9. Browne, James. The History of Scotland it's Highlands, Regiments and Clans 8 Volumes. Edinburgh: Francis A Niccolls & Co, 1909. Print.
  10. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
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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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