Early Origins of the Turay family
The surname Turay 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
Early History of the Turay family
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Turay Spelling Variations
of this family name include: Torrie, Torrey, Torry, Tory, Torie and others.
Early Notables of the Turay family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Turay family to Ireland
Some of the Turay family moved to Ireland
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Migration of the Turay family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Dr. Torrey who settled in Boston Massachusetts in 1763 with his wife; Phillip and William Torrey settled in Boston in 1631; James Torry settled in New York State with his wife Florence in 1739 with their two children.
The Turay 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.