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Torrey Early Origins



The surname Torrey was first found in Warwickshire, where they held a family seat and were descended from Baron de Torrie the notable Norman overlord. They branched to Lincolnshire, but later branched to Scotland to Dumfriesshire.

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Torrey Spelling Variations


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Torrey Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Torrie, Torrey, Torry, Tory, Torie and others.

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Torrey Early History


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Torrey Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Torrey research. Another 370 words (26 lines of text) covering the years 1405, 1590, 1599, 1626, 1638, 1691, and 1732 are included under the topic Early Torrey History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Torrey Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Torrey Early Notables (pre 1700)



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

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Torrey In Ireland


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Torrey In Ireland



Some of the Torrey family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 59 words (4 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:

Torrey Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Phillip and William Torrey settled in Boston in 1631
  • James Torrey, who landed in New England in 1640
  • William Torrey, who landed in Weymouth, Massachusetts in 1642
  • Philip Torrey, who landed in Roxbury, Massachusetts in 1644
  • Samuel Torrey, who arrived in Weymouth, Massachusetts in 1656

Torrey Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Dr. Torrey who settled in Boston Massachusetts in 1763 with his wife
  • John Torrey, who arrived in Ohio in 1798

Torrey Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Patrick Torrey, who arrived in Maryland in 1819
  • George Torrey, who arrived in Mississippi in 1849
  • D J Torrey, who arrived in San Francisco, California in 1851
  • Elliot Torrey, who landed in San Francisco, California in 1851
  • H Torrey, who landed in San Francisco, California in 1860

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Contemporary Notables of the name Torrey (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Torrey (post 1700)



  • Reuben Archer Torrey (1856-1928), American evangelist, pastor, educator, and writer
  • Raymond H. Torrey (1880-1938), American outdoorsman and author in the New York Evening Post
  • Marjorie Torrey (b. 1899), American illustrator and writer, winner of two Caldecott Honors (1946, 1947)
  • John Torrey (1796-1873), American botanist
  • Dr. Gordon H. Torrey (1919-1995), American philatelist
  • E. Fuller Torrey (b. 1937), American psychiatrist and researcher
  • Charles Cutler Torrey (1863-1956), American ancient historian and archaeologist
  • Charles L. Torrey, American Republican politician, Member of Connecticut State House of Representatives from Putnam; Elected 1906
  • Charles John Torrey (1850-1917), American politician, Member of Alabama State House of Representatives
  • Charles D. Torrey, American politician, First Selectman of Putnam, Connecticut, 1897-99
  • ... (Another 11 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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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: Turris fortissima Deus
Motto Translation: God is a tower of strength to me.


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Torrey Family Crest Products


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Leyburn, James Graham. The Scotch-Irish A Social History. Chapel Hill: UNC Press, 1962. Print. (ISBN 0807842591).
    2. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    3. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
    4. Innes, Thomas and Learney. Socts Heraldry A Practical Handbook on the Historical Principles and Modern Application of the Art of Science. London: Oliver and Boyd, 1934. Print.
    5. Weis, Frederick Lewis, Walter Lee Sheppard and David Faris. Ancestral Roots of Sixty Colonists Who Came to New England Between 1623 and 1650 7th Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0806313676).
    6. 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).
    7. Papworth, J.W and A.W Morant. Ordinary of British Armorials. London: T.Richards, 1874. Print.
    8. Adam, Frank. Clans Septs and Regiments of the Scottish Highlands 8th Edition. London: Bacon (G.W.) & Co, 1970. Print. (ISBN 10-0717945006).
    9. 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.
    10. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Scotch Irish Pioneers In Ulster and America. Montana: Kessinger Publishing. Print.
    11. ...

    The Torrey Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Torrey 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 22 October 2016 at 15:46.

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