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Where did the Spanish Torrejon family come from? What is the Spanish Torrejon family crest and coat of arms? When did the Torrejon family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Torrejon family history?Noble surnames, such as Torrejon, evoke images of the ancient homeland of the Spanish people. The original bearer of the name Torrejon, which is a local surname, once lived, held land, or was born in the beautiful region of Spain. In Spain, hereditary surnames were adopted according to fairly general rules and during the late Middle Ages, names that were derived from localities became increasingly widespread. Local names originally denoted the proprietorship of the village or estate. The Torrejon family originally lived in the place named Torres. There are many towns and villages in Spain that are named Torres, but the most famous are in the provinces of Andalucia, Oviedo in the Principality of Asturias, Burgos in Castilla-Leon, Lerida in Catalonia, Zaragoza in Aragon, and Navarra. The place-name is of Latin origin and it emerged during the Roman occupation of the Iberian Peninsula.
Spelling variations of this family name include: Torres, Torre, de Torres, de las Torres, de la Torre, de Torre, Turre, de Turre and many more.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Torrejon research. Another 378 words(27 lines of text) covering the year 1630 is included under the topic Early Torrejon History in all our PDF Extended History products.
Another 97 words(7 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Torrejon Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Torrejon Settlers in the United States in the 19th Century
The Torrejon Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Torrejon Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.
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