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Torrie Early Origins



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.

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Torrie Spelling Variations


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Torrie Spelling Variations



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

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Torrie Early History


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Torrie Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Torrie 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 Torrie History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Torrie Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Torrie Early Notables (pre 1700)



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

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Torrie In Ireland


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Torrie In Ireland



Some of the Torrie 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:

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 emigrated 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.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Torrie (post 1700)


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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

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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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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Catholic Directory For Scotland. Glasgow: Burns Publications. Print.
    2. 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.
    3. Leeson, Francis L. Dictionary of British Peerages. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1121-5).
    4. Dorward, David. Scottish Surnames. Glasgow: Harper Collins, 1995. Print.
    5. Skene, William Forbes Edition. Chronicles of the Picts, Chronicles of the Scots and Other Early Memorials of Scottish History. Edinburgh: H.M. General Register House, 1867. Print.
    6. 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).
    7. Bowman, George Ernest. The Mayflower Reader A Selection of Articales from The Mayflower Descendent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    8. Hinde, Thomas Ed. The Domesday Book England's Heritage Then and Now. Surrey: Colour Library Books, 1995. Print. (ISBN 1-85833-440-3).
    9. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    10. Holt, J.C. Ed. Domesday Studies. Woodbridge: Boydell, 1987. Print. (ISBN 0-85115-477-8).
    11. ...

    The Torrie Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Torrie 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 2 December 2016.

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