meaning of surname
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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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