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During that dark period of history known as the Middle Ages, the name of Llorente was first used in Spain and throughout the Iberian peninsula. The earliest forms of hereditary surnames in Spain were the patronymic surnames, which are derived from the father's given name, and metronymic surnames, which are derived from the mother's given name. Spanish patronymic names emerged as early as the mid-9th century. The patronymic name Llorente is derived from the given name Lorenzo, which is itself derived from the Old German personal name meaning laurel. In Portugal the name became Lourenco, in Scandinavia, the name took the variant Larsen, in Germany it became Lorenz, and in France the name was formed as Laurent. The Llorente form of the name is common to Italy, Spain and Portugal.

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The surname Llorente was first found in Asturias, where the Visigothic nobles took refuge from the Muslim invasion of Spain.

Spelling variations of this family name include: Lorenzo, Lorenza, Lorenz, Lorencio, Lorente, Llorente and many more.


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This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Llorente research. Another 135 words (10 lines of text) covering the years 103 and 1037 are included under the topic Early Llorente History in all our PDF Extended History products.

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Another 57 words (4 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Llorente Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.

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Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Llorente Settlers in United States in the 19th Century


  • Santos Llorente, who landed in Puerto Rico in 1803
  • Tristan Llorente, who arrived in Cartagena in 1834
  • Francisca Llorente, who arrived in New Spain in 1836
  • Anton Llorente, who arrived in New Spain in 1838
  • Juan Llorente, who arrived in Florida in 1838


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  • Fernando Llorente Mañas (b. 1990), Spanish professional footballer
  • Raúl Llorente Raposo (b. 1986), Spanish professional football left defender
  • José Luis Llorente Gento (1959-1980), Spanish retired basketball player for the Spanish National Team at the 1980, 1984 and 1988 Summer Olympics
  • Francisco "Paco" Llorente Gento (b. 1965), Spanish retired football right winger
  • Juan Antonio Llorente (1756-1823), Spanish historian, Vicar-General to the Bishop of Calahorra in 1782, Commissary of the Holy Office at Logroño in 1789
  • Joseba Llorente Etxarri (b. 1979), Spanish professional football centre forward
  • Fernando Javier Llorente Torres (b. 1985), nicknamed El Rey León "The Lion King", a Spanish professional footballer
  • Juan Antonio Llorente (1756-1823), Spanish priest


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  2. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
  3. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
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  5. Chronological list of passengers to Spanish America (including Florida and Louisiana, 1538-1559). From documents in the "Indian Archives". Sevilla. Print.
  6. Rolland, and H.V. Rolland. Armorial Général by J.B. Rietstap. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today. 1967. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-209).
  7. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
  8. Atienza, Julio De Atienza. Español: Diccionario Heraldico De Apellidos Españoles Y De Titulos Nobiliarios. Madrid: Aguilar, 1959. Print.
  9. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
  10. Rolland, and H.V. Rolland. Illustrations to the Armorial general by J. B. Rietstap 6 volumes in 3. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1976. Print.
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The Llorente Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Llorente 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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