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Tory History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms



Early Origins of the Tory family


The surname Tory 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 Tory family


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

Tory Spelling Variations


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

Early Notables of the Tory family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the Tory family to Ireland


Some of the Tory 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.

Migration of the Tory family to the New World and Oceana


Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Tory Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Hugh Tory, who landed in Maryland in 1657 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    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)

Tory Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Henry Tory, who settled in New York State in 1803
  • Henry Tory, aged 28, who arrived in New York, NY in 1803 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    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)

Contemporary Notables of the name Tory (post 1700)


  • John Stewart Donald Tory (1903-1965), Canadian lawyer in Toronto, founder of the law firm Torys
  • John Howard Tory Jr. (b. 1954), Canadian businessman, political activist, and former leader of the Progressive Conservative Party of Ontario, 65th Mayor of Toronto (2014-)
  • James Cranswick Tory (1862-1944), Nova Scotia businessman and politician appointed the 13th Lieutenant Governor of Nova Scotia
  • Henry Marshall Tory (1864-1947), founding president of the University of Alberta and the National Research Council of Canada
  • John Arnold Tory Sr. (1930-2011), Canadian lawyer and corporate executive

The Tory 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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Citations


  1. ^ 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)

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