The families emanating from North Devon expanded and over the centuries migrated eastwards to the larger towns and cities during the Industrial Revolution in Britain and many to the developing Commonwealth.
The families from London stayed close to the capital with a few emigrating to the Commonwealth countries.
The families from Lincolnshire remained close to their agricultural roots within that county but by the early 19th century the Torrington surname had disappeared from Lincolnshire.

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The early years

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The later years

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Families shown in Hampshire from 1750 onwards were employed in the Military Services which also explains the families in Pembrokeshire from 1891. Some of these families were also found in Ireland, Gibraltar, India and South America.
During the early part of the 20th century many familes emigrated to the “new world” of Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, Canada and the USA where they continue to flourish.