TORRANCE, a surname derived
from lands in the parish of East Kilbride, Lanarkshire, formerly in
possession of the Hamiltons, but afterwards belonging to a family of the
name of Stuart. The Gaelic word Torran, the diminutive of Tor, a mount
or hill, is said to have been the origin of the name, having been taken
from a mound of earth, called the Tor, situated about a quarter of a
mile from the house of Torrance.
This comment system requires
you to be logged in through either a Disqus account or an
account you already have with Google, Twitter, Facebook or
Yahoo. In the event you don't have an account with any of these
companies then you can create an account with Disqus. All
comments are moderated so they won't display until the moderator
has approved your comment.