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Subject: Torreson
Author: Satu   (guest, 213.209.90.59)
Date: April 13, 2003 at 3:30:31 PM
Reply to: My Grandmother's Maiden Name by Maeve Celyn
Hi Maeve,

there's a Norwegian name Tørres, and a son of Tørres would be Tørreson or Tørresson.

Tørres is a Norwegian form of the Old Norse name Torgils which means "Tor (Thor/Þór)", the god of thunder, and "arrow shaft".

And there's a Norwegian name Tore, and a son of Tore would be Toreson or Toresson.

Tore is a form of the Old Norse name Thorir/Þórir which means "Tor", the god of thunder, and "warrior".

I haven't heard about the name Torre, but it sounds more like Tore than like Tørres..., but maybe your ancestors just changed the ø into o?

Hope that helps...?

Regards, Satu

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