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Torrens Early Origins



The surname Torrens 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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Torrens Spelling Variations


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Torrens Spelling Variations



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

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Torrens Early History


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Torrens Early History



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

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Torrens Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Torrens Early Notables (pre 1700)



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

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Torrens In Ireland


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Torrens In Ireland



Some of the Torrens 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:

Torrens Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Cristobal Torrens, aged 18, landed in Puerto Rico in 1803
  • John Torrens settled in Philadelphia in 1813
  • Aaron Torrens settled in Philadelphia in 1823
  • James Torrens settled in Philadelphia in 1826
  • Mamid Torrens, aged 27, arrived in New Orleans, La in 1826
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Torrens Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Henry Torrens, aged 30, who landed in America from Derry, in 1906
  • James Torrens, aged 35, who landed in America from Derry, Ireland, in 1907
  • Daniel Torrens, aged 28, who emigrated to America from Donegal, Ireland, in 1907
  • Frances Torrens, aged 24, who settled in America from London, England, in 1910
  • J.R. Torrens, aged 33, who emigrated to America from London, England, in 1910
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Torrens Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • Ann Archibald Torrens, who arrived in Nova Scotia in 1830

Torrens Settlers in Canada in the 20th Century

  • Alexander Torrens, aged 81, who settled in Fredericton, New Brunswick, Canada, in 1911
  • Frederick Torrens, aged 11, who settled in Oshawa, Canada, in 1912
  • Grace Torrens, aged 21, who settled in Oshawa, Canada, in 1912

Torrens Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Robert Richard Torrens arrived in Holdfast Bay, Australia aboard the ship "Brightman" in 1840 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) BRIGHTMAN 1840. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1840Brightman.htm
  • Barbara Ainslie Torrens arrived in Holdfast Bay, Australia aboard the ship "Brightman" in 1840 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) BRIGHTMAN 1840. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1840Brightman.htm

Torrens Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Elizabeth Torrens, aged 17, a servant, arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Jessie Osborne" in 1867
  • Isabella Torrens, aged 14, a servant, arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Jessie Osborne" in 1867

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Contemporary Notables of the name Torrens (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Torrens (post 1700)



  • James H. Torrens (1874-1952), American Democrat politician, U.S. Representative from New York 21st District, 1944-47
  • Robert "Roy" Torrens OBE (b. 1948), Northern Irish cricketer
  • Colonel Robert Torrens (1780-1864), Chairman of the South Australian Colonisation Commissioners, father of Sir Robert Torrens
  • Sir Robert Torrens GCMG (1814-1884), third Premier of colonial South Australia
  • Pip Torrens (b. 1960), British actor
  • Captain Michael Torrens -Spence DSO, DSC, AFC (1914-2001), British officer in three services and the Royal Ulster Constabularly
  • Jonathan Torrens (b. 1972), Canadian actor and television personality
  • Jackie Torrens, Canadian actress
  • Albert Torrens (b. 1976), Australian rugby league footballer
  • Sir Robert Richard Torrens (1814-1886), Australian legal reformer

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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) BRIGHTMAN 1840. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1840Brightman.htm

Other References

  1. Bowman, George Ernest. The Mayflower Reader A Selection of Articales from The Mayflower Descendent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  2. Barrow, G.W.S Ed. Acts of Malcom IV 1153-65 Volume I Regesta Regum Scottorum 1153-1424. Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, 1960. Print.
  3. 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).
  4. Paul, Sir James Balfour. An Ordinary of Arms Contained in the Public Register of All Arms and Bearings in Scotland Second Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1903. Print.
  5. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
  6. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
  7. 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.
  8. Fairbairn,. Fairbain's book of Crests of the Families of Great Britain and Ireland, 4th Edition 2 volumes in one. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1968. Print.
  9. Urquhart, Blair Edition. Tartans The New Compact Study Guide and Identifier. Secauccus, NJ: Chartwell Books, 1994. Print. (ISBN 0-7858-0050-6).
  10. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Landed Gentry Including American Families with British Ancestry 2 Volumes. London: Burke Publishing, 1939. Print.
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The Torrens Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Torrens 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.

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