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Where did the Spanish Tovar family come from? What is the Spanish Tovar family crest and coat of arms? When did the Tovar family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Tovar family history?

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Spelling variations of this family name include: Tovias, Tovar, Tovia, Tuvia and others.

First found in Asturias, an important Christian kingdom of medieval Spain.


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This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Tovar research. Another 582 words(42 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Tovar History in all our PDF Extended History products.

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More information is included under the topic Early Tovar Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.

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Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

  • Alvaro Tovar, who came to Peru in 1555

Tovar Settlers in the United States in the 19th Century


  • Antonio Tovar, who came to Puerto Rico in 1819
  • Antonio Tovar, who arrived in Puerto Rico in 1819
  • Francisco De Tovar, who landed in America in 1828
  • Sancho De Tovar, who landed in Cartagena in 1834
  • Baltasar De Tovar, who landed in Cartagena in 1834


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  • Alonso Miguel de Tovar, Spanish baroque painter
  • Juan de Tovar y Toledo, Spanish nobleman and military of the Reconquist
  • Juan Sancho de Tovar, 1st Marquis of Berlanga
  • Rigo Tovar, Mexican singer
  • Sancho de Tovar, Castilian-born Portuguese navigator and explorer


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  1. Domínguez, C. Hispano de Apellidos y Blasones. 4 Vols. 2001. Print.
  2. Rasmussen, Louis J. . San Francisco Ship Passenger Lists 4 Volumes Colma, California 1965 Reprint. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1978. Print.
  3. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
  4. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
  5. Diez, Ma Del Carmen Galbis. Catalogo de Pasajeros a Indias Durante los siglos XVI, XVII y XVIII Archivo General de Indias Sevilla Volume 6. Murcia, Spain: Ministerio de Cultura, 1986. Print.
  6. Bentley, Elizabeth P. Passenger Arrivals at the Port of New York 1820-1829. Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1999. Print.
  7. Rolland, and H.V. Rolland. Armorial Général by J.B. Rietstap. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today. 1967. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-209).
  8. Carr, Raymond. Spain, 1808-1975. 2nd Ed. . Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1982. Print. (ISBN 978-0198221272).
  9. Rietstap, Johannes Baptist. Armorial Général. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
  10. Colletta, John P. They Came in Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
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The Tovar Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Tovar 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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