Meaning and Origin of: Torrens

Family name origins & meanings

  • Catalan : respelling of Torrents, a topographic name for someone living by the course of a torrent, from the plural of Catalan torrent ‘mountain stream’, ‘torrent’ (Latin torrens).
  • Scottish and northern Irish : variant spelling of Torrence.
  • Dutch : patronymic from a reduced pet form of the personal names Victor or Hector (see Hector).