Torre History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms 

Early Origins of the Torre family

The surname Torre was first found in Piedmont (Italian: Piemonte, Piedmontese and Occitan: Piemont), a territorial division of northern Italy at the foot of the Alps consisting of the provinces of Alessandria, Cuneo, Novara and Turin. Later Aosta and Vercelli were added and still later, Asti. History is related back to 49 B.C. The house of Savoy rose in 1000 A.D. In those ancient times only persons of rank, the podesta, clergy, city officials, army officers, artists, landowners were entered into the records. To be recorded at this time, at the beginning of recorded history, was of itself a great distinction and indicative of noble ancestry. The family were the ancient Lords of Perlo in Piedmont.

Important Dates for the Torre family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Torre research. Another 162 words (12 lines of text) covering the years 1147, 1475, 1602, 1657, 1624, 1630, 1655, 1713, 1472 and 1522 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: Torraco, Torrazzo, Torraca, Toraca, Toraza, Torraza, Torrissi, Torri, la Torri, Turrissi, Torresini, Torriani, Torre, la Torre, Torrese, Torresin, Torresano, Torresani and many more.

Early Notables of the Torre family (pre 1700)

Prominent among members of the family was Orazio Torriani ( fl. 1602-1657) Italian architect who worked in Rome, best known for the church of San Lorenzo in Miranda and the church of San Francesco di Paola (1624-1630); and Giuseppe Antonio Torri (1655-c. 1713) an Italian architect from Bologna. Pietro Torrigiano (1472-1522), was an Italian sculptor and draughtsman, born at Florence. Torrigiano came in contact with Michelangelo, and the famous quarrel took place in which Buonarroti was disfigured for life. "It was Buonarotti's habit to banter (uccellare) all who were drawing there...
Another 89 words (6 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
  • Raphael "Raffi" Torre (b. 1981), Canadian professional ice hockey forward
  • ... (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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