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

Torres Early Origins



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

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Torres Spelling Variations


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Torres 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.

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Torres Early History


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Torres Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Torres research. Another 378 words (27 lines of text) covering the year 1630 is included under the topic Early Torres History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Torres Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Torres Early Notables (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...

Another 49 words (4 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Torres Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Torres Settlers in United States in the 16th Century

  • Juan Torres, who emigrated to Chile in 1560
  • Luisa Torres, settled in Peru in 1562
  • Diego Torres, settled in Colombia in 1562
  • Cristóbal Torres, settled in Hispaniola in 1562 with his wife Inés, son Mateo and daughter Catalina
  • Francisco Torres, settled in Florida in 1563
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Torres Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • David Torres, who landed in Jamaica in 1740-1741
  • Reins Torres, who arrived in Jamaica in 1743-1744
  • Rema Torres, who landed in Jamaica in 1743

Torres Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Antonio Torres, who arrived in Puerto Rico in 1803
  • Hernando De Torres, who arrived in America in 1810
  • Martin De Torres, who arrived in America in 1810
  • Marina Torres, who landed in Puerto Rico in 1812
  • Pedro De Torres, who landed in America in 1813
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Torres (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Torres (post 1700)



  • Michelle Torres (b. 1967), retired American professional tennis player
  • David A. Torres, American Democrat politician, Presidential Elector for California, 2000
  • Esteban Edward Torres (b. 1930), American Democrat politician, U.S. Representative from California 34th District, 1983-99
  • Felipe N. Torres, American Democrat politician, Member of New York State Assembly, 1953-62
  • Frank Torres, American Republican politician, Candidate for New York State Assembly from New York County 17th District, 1934
  • Frank Torres, American politician, Member of New York State Assembly from Bronx County 4th District, 1963-64; Defeated, 1964
  • Gerard Torres, American Democrat politician, Member of Texas State House of Representatives 143rd District; Elected unopposed 1994; Elected 1996
  • Hilario J. Torres, American politician, Delegate to New Mexico State Constitutional Convention, 1969
  • Ida Ines Torres, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from New York, 1996, 2000, 2004, 2008
  • Isidore B. Torres, American politician, Circuit Judge in Michigan 3rd Circuit, 2001
  • ... (Another 47 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
    2. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
    3. de Cadenas, Vicente Y Viicent. Caballeros de La Orden de Santiago Siglo XVIII. Madrid: Hidalguía, 1996. Print.
    4. Maduell, Charles R. Compiler Index of Spanish Citizens Entering the Port of New Orleans Between January 1840 and December 1865. New Orleans: The Compiler, 1966. Print.
    5. Domínguez, C. Hispano de Apellidos y Blasones. 4 Vols. 2001. Print.
    6. 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).
    7. Bentley, Elizabeth P. Passenger Arrivals at the Port of New York 1820-1829. Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1999. Print.
    8. Colletta, John P. They Came in Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    9. Atienza, Julio De Atienza. Español: Diccionario Heraldico De Apellidos Españoles Y De Titulos Nobiliarios. Madrid: Aguilar, 1959. Print.
    10. Rietstap, Johannes Baptist. Armorial Général. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
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    The Torres Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Torres 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.

    This page was last modified on 8 December 2016 at 19:55.

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