Meaning and Origin of: Toren

Family name origins & meanings

  • Dutch (Van Toren) : habitational or topographic name from Middle Dutch to(o)rn, tor(r)en ‘tower’, which has given rise to many place names (compare Torre).
  • Swedish : ornamental name from the personal name Tor (see Thor 3) + the common adjectival suffix -en, from Latin -enius ‘descendant of’.
  • Jewish (Ashkenazic) : habitational name from the city of Toruń in Poland, called Thorn in German.