Alatorre History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
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Noble surnames, such as Alatorre, evoke images of the ancient homeland of the Spanish people. The original bearer of the name Alatorre, 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 Alatorre 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 Alatorre family
The surname Alatorre was first found in Castile, where the name originated in Visigothic times.
Important Dates for the Alatorre family
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Alatorre 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 Alatorre 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...
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Migration of the Alatorre family
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Juan Torres de Vera y Aragón, who settled first in Buenos Aires and later in Asuncion. Other members of the family who were early emigrants to Spain's colonies in the New World included Juan, who emigrated to Chile in 1560.
Contemporary Notables of the name Alatorre (post 1700)
- Richard Alatorre (b. 1943), American Democrat politician, Member of California State Assembly, 1972-85; Delegate to Democratic National Convention from California, 1988, 1996 
- Angie O. Alatorre, American Democrat politician, Member, Rules Committee, Democratic National Convention, 2008 
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