Del toro History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The Castillian surname Del toro is of habitation origin, being derived from the name of the place where the original bearer lived or held land. Thus, in this instance, the surname Del toro signifies "one from Toro." The place name Toro is derived from the word "toro," which has been present in the Castillian language since 1102, and is derived from the Latin word "taurus," meaning "bull."

Early Origins of the Del toro family

The surname Del toro was first found in the Castilian province of Zamora in Spain. The earliest references of the surname and its variants date back to the 16th century.

Early History of the Del toro family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Del toro research. Another 103 words (7 lines of text) covering the years 173 and 1732 are included under the topic Early Del toro History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Del toro Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Toro, Del Toro, De Toro, Torro and others.

Early Notables of the Del toro family (pre 1700)

More information is included under the topic Early Del toro Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.


United States Del toro migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Del toro Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Antonio DelToro, who landed in Peru in 1892 [1]
Del toro Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
  • Angelo DelToro, aged 18, who immigrated to America from Calitri, in 1901
  • Leonolo DelToro, aged 42, who settled in America from Calitri, in 1901
  • Francesco DelToro, aged 56, who landed in America from Salerno, in 1902
  • Antonio Deltoro, aged 45, who immigrated to the United States from Catignano, in 1905
  • Antonio delToro, aged 53, who landed in America from Atrani, in 1906
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Contemporary Notables of the name Del toro (post 1700) +

  • Benicio del Toro (b. 1967), Puerto Rican-born, American Academy Award, Golden Globe Award, Screen Actors Guild Award, and BAFTA Award winning actor and film producer [2]
  • Rebeca Pous Del Toro (b. 1978), Spanish singer
  • Emiliano Mercado del Toro (1891-2007), Spanish centenarian who lived to 115 years old, one-time oldest person in the world
  • General Ulises Rosales del Toro (b. 1942), Cuban Minister of Agriculture (2008 to 2010)
  • Miguel del Toro (1972-2001), Mexican Major League Baseball pitcher
  • Guillermo del Toro (b. 1964), Mexican British Academy Award winning film director
  • Enrique Campos del Toro (b. 1900), Puerto Rican banker and law professor, Attorney General of Puerto Rico
  • Emilio del Toro (1876-1955), judge and lawyer in Puerto Rico


  1. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  2. ^ Benicio del Toro. (Retrieved 2011, January 21) Benicio del Toro. Retrieved from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Benicio_del_Toro


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