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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)



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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, who landed in Puerto Rico in 1803 [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)
  • John Torrens, who settled in Philadelphia in 1813
  • Aaron Torrens, who settled in Philadelphia in 1823
  • James Torrens, who settled in Philadelphia in 1826
  • Mamid Torrens, aged 27, who arrived in New Orleans, La in 1826 [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)
  • ... (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, who arrived in Holdfast Bay, Australia aboard the ship "Brightman" in 1840 [2]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, who arrived in Holdfast Bay, Australia aboard the ship "Brightman" in 1840 [2]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, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Jessie Osborne" in 1867
  • Isabella Torrens, aged 14, a servant, who 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 [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 12) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • Henry Whitelock Torrens (1806-1852), English Foreign Office worker who assisted in the editing of the Calcutta Star, a weekly paper in 1839, Vice-President to the Asiatic Society of Bengal (18431845)
  • Lieutenant General Sir Henry D'Oyley Torrens KCB KCMG (1823-1889), British army officer, Governor of Cape Colony in 1886 and Governor of Malta in 1888
  • William McCullagh Torrens (1813-1894), Irish Liberal politician and member of the House of Commons for various English constituencies
  • Robert Torrens (1775-1856), Irish jurist, nicknamed "the notorious hanging Judge Torrens"
  • Major-General Sir Henry Torrens KCB (1779-1828), Irish Adjutant-General to the Forces, brother of Robert Torrens, judge of the Court of Common Pleas
  • Colonel Robert Torrens FRS (1780-1864), Irish Royal Marines officer, political economist, Member of Parliament, owner of the Globe newspaper and prolific writer; one of the founders of South Australia
  • Philip Dean "Pip" Torrens (b. 1960), British actor, known for his role as Tommy Lascelles in the Netflix drama The Crown
  • Jonathan Torrens (b. 1972), Canadian actor and television personality, brother of Jackie Torrens
  • Sir Robert Richard Torrens GCMG (1814-1886), Irish-born, Australian politician, 3rd Premier of South Australia in 1857, eponym of numerous places named Torrens in Australia, son of Colonel Robert Torrens
  • ... (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)
  2. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) BRIGHTMAN 1840. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1840Brightman.htm
  3. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 12) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html

Other References

  1. Bell, Robert. The Book of Ulster Surnames. Belfast: Blackstaff, 1988. Print. (ISBN 10-0856404160).
  2. 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).
  3. Martine, Roddy, Roderick Martine and Don Pottinger. Scottish Clan and Family Names Their Arms, Origins and Tartans. Edinburgh: Mainstream, 1992. Print.
  4. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
  5. 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.
  6. 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).
  7. Leyburn, James Graham. The Scotch-Irish A Social History. Chapel Hill: UNC Press, 1962. Print. (ISBN 0807842591).
  8. Bain, Robert. The Clans and Tartans of Scotland. Glasgow & London: Collins, 1968. Print. (ISBN 000411117-6).
  9. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
  10. Moncrieffe, Sir Ian of That Ilk and David Hicks. The Highland Clans The Dynastic Origins, Cheifs and Background of the Clans. New York: C.N. Potter, 1968. 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.

This page was last modified on 28 August 2017 at 10:16.

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