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Torriani Early Origins



The surname Torriani was first found in Piedmont (Italian: Piemonte, Piedmontese and Occitan: Piemont), a territorial division of northern Italy at the foot of the Alps consisting of the provinces of Alessandria, Cuneo, Novara and Turin. Later Aosta and Vercelli were added and still later, Asti. History is related back to 49 B. C. The house of Savoy rose in 1000 A.D. In those ancient times only persons of rank, the podesta, clergy, city officials, army officers, artists, landowners were entered into the records. To be recorded at this time, at the beginning of recorded history, was of itself a great distinction and indicative of noble ancestry. The family were the ancient Lords of Perlo in Piedmont.

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Torriani Spelling Variations


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Torriani Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Torraco, Torrazzo, Torraca, Toraca, Toraza, Torraza, Torrissi, Torri, la Torri, Turrissi, Torresini, Torriani, Torre, la Torre, Torrese, Torresin, Torresano, Torresani and many more.

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Torriani Early History


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Torriani Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Torriani research. Another 323 words (23 lines of text) covering the years 1147, 1475, 1602, 1657, 1624, 1630, 1655 and 1713 are included under the topic Early Torriani History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Torriani Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Torriani Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 46 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Torriani Notables 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:

Torriani Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Virginia Torriani, aged 1, who settled in America from Presaro, Tomba, in 1906
  • Peter Nobel Torriani, aged 68, who emigrated to the United States, in 1907
  • Ada Torriani, aged 17, who settled in America from Milan, Italy, in 1908
  • Gina Torriani, aged 25, who landed in America from Milan, Italy, in 1908
  • Emilia Torriani, aged 43, who landed in America from Milan, Lombardy, in 1910
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Torriani (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Torriani (post 1700)



  • James A. Torriani, American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from New York, 1980
  • Alice Torriani (b. 1984), Italian actress
  • Giuseppe Torriani (1904-1942), Italian professional footballer
  • Vico Torriani (1920-1998), Swiss actor and singer
  • Richard "Bibi" Torriani (1911-1988), Swiss ice hockey player and luger

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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: Fortitudine et labora
Motto Translation: By fortitute and exertion.


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. 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).
    2. Battilana, Natale, Ed. Genealogie Dello Famiglie Nobili di Genova. Genova: Fratelli Pagano, 1825. Print.
    3. Glazier, Ira A. and P. Williams Filby Edition. Italians to America. Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield. Print.
    4. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
    5. Rasmussen, Louis J. . San Francisco Ship Passenger Lists 4 Volumes Colma, California 1965 Reprint. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1978. Print.
    6. Annuaire Général Héraldique Universel. Paris: Institut Héraldique, 1901. Print.
    7. Guelfi Camajani, Piero. Dizionario Araldico 1940 Reprint Arnoaldo Forni. Milan: 1978. Print.
    8. Colletta, John P. Finding Italian Roots The Complete Guide for Americans. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 2003. Print.
    9. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
    10. Stiens, Robert E. Passenger list Italy to New York 1893 In Italian Genealogist. Torrance, CA: Augustan Society No 3, 1983. Print.
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    The Torriani Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Torriani 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 12 November 2015 at 10:13.

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