Early Origins of the Tortharode family
The surname Tortharode was first found in Dumfriesshire
(Gaelic: Siorrachd Dhùn Phris), a Southern area, bordering on England
that today forms part of the Dumfries and Galloway
Council Area, where they held a family seat
in the lands of Thorthorald. David is the first on record but conjecturally they are descended from a Norman noble who moved north about 1137 after the Norman Barons War against King Stephen of England
. King David of Scotland
granted these Norman nobles much of the land in southern Scotland
. David de Thorthald held a family seat there about 1215.
Early History of the Tortharode family
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Tortharode Spelling Variations
of this family name include: Thortharald, Thorthorwald, Thortherald, Thortharold, Thortherold, Tortharold, Torthorald, Torthorwald and many more.
Early Notables of the Tortharode family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Tortharode family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Philip Torthorald who landed in North America in 1735.