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Where did the Spanish Llorente family come from? What is the Spanish Llorente family crest and coat of arms? When did the Llorente family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Llorente family history?

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.


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

First found in Asturias, where the Visigothic nobles took refuge from the Muslim invasion of Spain.


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.


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


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


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


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  2. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
  3. Rietstap, Johannes Baptist. Armorial Général. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
  4. Atienza, Julio De Atienza. Español: Diccionario Heraldico De Apellidos Españoles Y De Titulos Nobiliarios. Madrid: Aguilar, 1959. Print.
  5. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
  6. Annuaire Général Héraldique Universel. Paris: Institut Héraldique, 1901. Print.
  7. Rasmussen, Louis J. . San Francisco Ship Passenger Lists 4 Volumes Colma, California 1965 Reprint. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1978. Print.
  8. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
  9. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  10. de Cadenas, Vicente Y Viicent. Caballeros de La Orden de Santiago Siglo XVIII. Madrid: Hidalguía, 1996. 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.

This page was last modified on 24 December 2013 at 02:05.

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