Show ContentsDelatorre History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Noble surnames, such as Delatorre, evoke images of the ancient homeland of the Spanish people. Torres is the plural of "torre" meaning "tower" and is the 11th most common surname in 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 Delatorre 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 Delatorre family

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

Early History of the Delatorre family

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Delatorre 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 Delatorre 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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Delatorre Ranking

In the United States, the name Delatorre is the 2,423rd most popular surname with an estimated 12,435 people with that name. [1]

United States Delatorre migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Delatorre Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Bernaldo DeLaTorre, who arrived in America in 1835 [2]
  • Diego DeLaTorre, who arrived in America in 1835 [2]
  • Francisco DeLaTorre, who arrived in New Spain, in 1836 [2]
  • Bartolome DeLaTorre, who landed in New Spain in 1836 [2]
  • Pablo DeLaTorre, who arrived in New Spain in 1836 [2]
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West Indies Delatorre migration to West Indies +

The British first settled the British West Indies around 1604. They made many attempts but failed in some to establish settlements on the Islands including Saint Lucia and Grenada. By 1627 they had managed to establish settlements on St. Kitts (St. Christopher) and Barbados, but by 1641 the Spanish had moved in and destroyed some of these including those at Providence Island. The British continued to expand the settlements including setting the First Federation in the British West Indies by 1674; some of the islands include Barbados, Bermuda, Cayman Island, Turks and Caicos, Jamaica and Belize then known as British Honduras. By the 1960's many of the islands became independent after the West Indies Federation which existed from 1958 to 1962 failed due to internal political conflicts. After this a number of Eastern Caribbean islands formed a free association. [3]
Delatorre Settlers in West Indies in the 19th Century
  • Luis DeLaTorre, who landed in Dominican Republic in 1835 [2]
  • Alonso DeLaTorre, who landed in Dominican Republic in 1836 [2]

Contemporary Notables of the name Delatorre (post 1700) +

  • Rachel de la Torre (b. 1977), American actress, known for her work on Deputy (2020) and Briarpatch (2020)
  • Anthony De La Torre (b. 1993), American actor and musician from Bowling Green, Ohio, known for 100 Things to Do Before High School (2014) and as Young Jack Sparrow in Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales (2017)
  • Nathan DeLaTorre, American actor, known for his roles in Criminal Minds (2018), Baby Gilr and Dead-ish (2017)
  • Jonathan De La Torre, Spanish actor, known for Flower (2017), Dark Hours: Roxana and The Infiltrators 2019
  • José de la Torre, Spanish actor from Malaga

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  2. 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)
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