Towry History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Towry family

The surname Towry 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 Towry family

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

Towry Spelling Variations

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

Early Notables of the Towry family (pre 1700)

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

Ireland Migration of the Towry family to Ireland

Some of the Towry 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 Towry migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Towry Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Martin Towry, aged 25, who arrived in America from Ballaghaderier, Ireland, in 1893
  • Michael Towry, aged 28, who arrived in America from Ballaghaderier, Ireland, in 1893
  • Thomas Towry, aged 23, who arrived in America from Ballaghaderier, Ireland, in 1893
Towry Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
  • Thomas Towry, aged 21, who arrived in America from Foxford, Ireland, in 1914

Contemporary Notables of the name Towry (post 1700) +

  • Mike Towry, American co-founder of San Diego Comic-Con International
  • George Henry Towry (1767-1809), British Captain in the Navy, one of a family which for several generations had served in or been connected with the navy, son of George Philipps Towry, for many years a commissioner of victualling


The Towry 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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