Noble surnames, such as De torre, evoke images of the ancient homeland of the Spanish people. The original bearer of the name De 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 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.
Early Origins of the De torre family
The surname De torre was first found in Castile
, where the name originated in Visigothic
Early History of the De torre family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our De torre research.Another 378 words (27 lines of text) covering the years 1630, 1653 and 1726 are included under the topic Early De torre History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
De torre 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 De torre 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... Another 66 words (5 lines of text) are included under the topic Early De torre Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the De torre family to the New World and Oceana
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.