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Spelling variations of this family name include: Torelli, Torrello, Torrelles, Torruellas, Torrelo, Torrelli, Torrellas, Torreil and many more.

First found in Milan (Italian: Milano, Milanese: Milan), the second-most populous city in Italy and the capital of Lombardy. The two palaces in the Piazza del Duomo, Palazzo Reale and the palace of the archbishops are notable. The city is rich in art, museums, galleries and sights. Castello Sforzesco stands in the Parco. 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.


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This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Torrellas research. Another 185 words (13 lines of text) covering the years 1658, 1709, 1712, 1780 and 1762 are included under the topic Early Torrellas History in all our PDF Extended History products.

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Another 81 words (6 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Torrellas Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.

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Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: FrankTorello, who arrived in New York, NY in 1888; Peter Torelli, who was recorded in California in 1890; as well as Giuseppe Torello, who arrived in New York city in 1893..

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  • Louie Joseph Torrellas (b. 1987), American Emmy Award winning actor, comedian, producer and writer, known for his work in Blood and Bone (2009), It Runs in the Family (2003) and Llama Cop (2014)
  • Josep Torrellas (b. 1963), French Professor and Willett Faculty Scholar for the Universal Parallel Computing Research Center at the University of Illinois
  • Rebecca Torrellas, Puerto Rican actress, known for her work in Zombiefied (2012), The Good Friend and Call to Fly (2005)


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  1. Glazier, Ira A. and P. Williams Filby Edition. Italians to America. Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield. Print.
  2. Di Crollalanza, Goffredo. Enciclopedia araldico cavalleresca Prontuario nobiliare. Pisa: Presso La Direzione Del Giorale Araldica , 1878. Print.
  3. Battilana, Natale, Ed. Genealogie Dello Famiglie Nobili di Genova. Genova: Fratelli Pagano, 1825. Print.
  4. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
  5. Stiens, Robert E. Passenger list Italy to New York 1893 In Italian Genealogist. Torrance, CA: Augustan Society No 3, 1983. Print.
  6. Gheno, Antonio. Contributo alla Bibliografia Genealogica Italiana. Bologna: Forni, 1924. Print.
  7. Di Crollalanza, G.B. Dizionario Storico-Blasonico Delle Famiglie Nobili e Notabili Italiane 3 volumes. Pisa. Print.
  8. Rolland, and H.V. Rolland. Illustrations to the Armorial Général by J.B. Rietstap. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today, 1967. Print. (ISBN 0-0900455-209).
  9. Bongioanni, Angelo. Nomi e Cognomi. Saggio di Ricerche Etimologiche e Storiche. Torino: A. Forni, 1979. Print.
  10. Dizionario Biografico degli Italiani. Rome Istituto della Enciclopedia Italiana 56 volumesr. Print.
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The Torrellas Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Torrellas 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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