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[Torrens List] Re: Armagh Torrens

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   Anne Reid <annereid220@xxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> My mother was a Torrens from a branch of the family who settled on Co
> Armagh, near Markethill. The furthest back I have got is a Michael
> Torrens ( the only Michael in the family, Roberts, Johns, Davids,
> Andrews, Alexanders, James etc being common male names).

One thing that strikes me is that some of these names do sound Scottish!

Forenames do get re-used down a group of families - in those days most
peole didn't travel a lot and a local groug would intermarry for
generations. Occasionally a name would get introduced from outside as
someone marries from a different group. Or news of an important outsider
reached the group and someone liked the name.


You can't use the naming pattern to predict ancestors names, but it can
give you a good idea of what to look for.

We are all hit by the absence of records much earlier than about 1800.

             Richard Torrens  - Genealogy@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx
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