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

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The surname De la torre was first found in Castile, where the name originated in Visigothic times.

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

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Another 97 words (7 lines of text) are included under the topic Early De la torre Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.

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Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

De la torre Settlers in United States in the 19th Century


  • Bernaldo DeLaTorre, who arrived in America in 1835
  • Diego DeLaTorre, who arrived in America in 1835
  • Luis DeLaTorre, who landed in Dominican Republic in 1835
  • Pablo DeLaTorre, who arrived in New Spain in 1836
  • Alonso DeLaTorre, who landed in Dominican Republic in 1836


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The De la torre Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The De la torre 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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