|Subject:||Re: meaning of surname|
|Author:||Reg Niles (guest, 220.127.116.11)|
|Date:||October 17, 2002 at 12:10:23 AM|
|Reply to:||meaning of surname by torpey|
Torpey is on page 515 of “New Dictionary of American Family Names,” by Elsdon C. Smith, published 1973.
It's an Irish surname, a variant of TARPEY. The latter is on page 505 and means "Descendant of Tarpach (sturdy)."
[Mr.] Reg Niles
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