Torrie History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Torrie family

The surname Torrie 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 Torrie family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Torrie research. Another 132 words (9 lines of text) covering the years 1405, 1590, 1599, 1638, 1691, 1626, 1732, 1590, 1611 and 1586 are included under the topic Early Torrie History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Torrie Spelling Variations

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

Early Notables of the Torrie family (pre 1700)

Another 47 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Torrie Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Ireland Migration of the Torrie family to Ireland

Some of the Torrie family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. More information about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.


United States Torrie migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Torrie Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
  • John Torrie, aged 20, who landed in America from Glasgow, Scotland, in 1907
  • James Torrie, aged 45, who landed in America from Kilmarnock, Scotland, in 1909
  • James M.R. Torrie, aged 19, who immigrated to the United States from Montrose, Scotland, in 1910
  • Margaret Torrie, aged 44, who landed in America from Kilmomock, Scotland, in 1910
  • William Torrie, aged 25, who landed in America from Kingston, Jamaica, in 1910
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Contemporary Notables of the name Torrie (post 1700) +

  • Alia E. Torrie, Scottish actress, based in Glasgow and Edinburgh, best known for her role in the Scottish film Threshold (2012)
  • Jeremy Torrie, Canadian Gemini Award nominated producer, editor and writer


The Torrie 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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