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Tory Early Origins



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.

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Tory Spelling Variations


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Tory Spelling Variations



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

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Tory Early History


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Tory Early History



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.

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Tory Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Tory Early Notables (pre 1700)



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

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Tory In Ireland


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Tory In 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.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



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

Tory Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Henry Tory settled in New York State in 1803
  • Henry Tory, aged 28, arrived in New York, NY in 1803

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Contemporary Notables of the name Tory (post 1700)


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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

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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. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
    2. 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.
    3. Bell, Robert. The Book of Ulster Surnames. Belfast: Blackstaff, 1988. Print. (ISBN 10-0856404160).
    4. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
    5. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
    6. 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).
    7. Browne, James. The History of Scotland it's Highlands, Regiments and Clans 8 Volumes. Edinburgh: Francis A Niccolls & Co, 1909. Print.
    8. 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).
    9. Paul, Sir James Balfour. An Ordinary of Arms Contained in the Public Register of All Arms and Bearings in Scotland Second Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1903. Print.
    10. Scots Kith and Kin And Illustrated Map Revised 2nd Edition. Edinburgh: Clan House/Albyn. Print.
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    The Tory Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Tory 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 10 February 2016 at 13:31.

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