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Re: What does Torr mean and where does it come from?
Posted by: Wm. Torr (ID *****4837) Date: January 07, 2005 at 05:14:43
In Reply to: What does Torr mean and where does it come from? by John Christian Torr of 123

To add to the previous notes. A tor is a door or gate(way) in German, Tur zu bitte as a German Larry Grayson would have said. It sometimes relates to the the gateway of a hilltop fortification. The name tor - or torr - as in the the Peak district and Exmoor/Dartmoor is possibly derived from this. As to a Scandinavian Tor connection I have found absolutely no Torr family ties to this part of the world in many years researching the family.

Bill


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