Torrey History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
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Early Origins of the Torrey family
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.
Early History of the Torrey family
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Torrey Spelling Variations
Spelling variations of this family name include: Torrie, Torrey, Torry, Tory, Torie and others.
Early Notables of the Torrey family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Torrey family to Ireland
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Torrey migration to the United States +
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Torrey Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
- Phillip and William Torrey, who 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 
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 
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The Torrey 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.
- ^ 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)
- ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 12) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html