Torre History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms 

Noble surnames, such as Torre, evoke images of the ancient homeland of the Spanish people. The original bearer of the name Torre, 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 Torre 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.

Early Origins of the Torre family

The surname Torre was first found in Castile, where the name originated in Visigothic times.

Important Dates for the Torre family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Torre research. Another 73 words (5 lines of text) covering the years 1630, 1653 and 1726 are included under the topic Early Torre History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Torre Spelling Variations

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.

Early Notables of the Torre family (pre 1700)

Prominent among members of the family Juan de Torres, a fifteenth century knight; Alfonso de la Torre and Fernando de la Torre, fifteenth century Spanish poets; sixteenth century adventurer Diego de Torres; Francisco de la Torre, sixteenth century Spanish poet; Bartolomé de Torres Naharro, sixteenth century Spanish dramatist; Fernando M. Torre, Count of La Torre, who commanded the Spanish...
Another 58 words (4 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Torre Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Torre migration to the United States

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Torre Settlers in United States in the 16th Century
  • Antonio Torre, who arrived in Peru in 1563
  • Bautista Torre, who arrived in New Spain in 1577
Torre Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Charles Della Torre, who arrived in South Carolina in 1806
  • Anthony Della Torre, who settled in Charles Town [Charleston], South Carolina in 1809
  • Anthony Della Torre, who arrived in Charleston, South Carolina in 1809 [1]
  • Hernando DeLa Torre, who landed in America in 1812 [1]
  • Diego DeLa Torre, who landed in America in 1813 [1]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Contemporary Notables of the name Torre (post 1700)

  • Dara Grace Torre (b. 1967), American international swimmer
  • Joseph Paul Torre (b. 1940), former American professional baseball player and manager
  • Felix Garcia-de la Torre, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Puerto Rico, 1940 [2]
  • William J. Torre (b. 1957), American Republican politician, Mayor of Hasbrouck Heights, New Jersey, 1996-2003 [3]
  • Laura Elias De La Torre, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Arizona, 2004 [4]
  • Hector De La Torre, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from California, 2000, 2008 [4]
  • Edward de la Torre, American politician, U.S. Vice Consul in Veracruz, 1884 [4]
  • Peter della Torre, American Democrat politician, Presidential Elector for California, 1856; U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of California, 1857-60 [5]
  • Manuel de la Torre (1921-2016), Spanish golf teacher, first member of the PGA to be awarded their Teacher of the Year Award in 1986
  • Fernando José Torre (b. 1984), Spanish footballer
  • ... (Another 2 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Citations

  1. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  2. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 23) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  3. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 12) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  4. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 26) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  5. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 22) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
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