Early Origins of the Toraca family
The surname Toraca was first found in Piedmont
(Italian: Piemonte, Piedmontese and Occitan: Piemont), a territorial division of northern Italy at the foot of the Alps consisting of the provinces of Alessandria, Cuneo, Novara and Turin. Later Aosta and Vercelli were added and still later, Asti. History is related back to 49 B.C. The house of Savoy rose in 1000 A.D. In those ancient times only persons of rank, the podesta, clergy, city officials, army officers, artists, landowners were entered into the records. To be recorded at this time, at the beginning of recorded history, was of itself a great distinction and indicative of noble ancestry. The family were the ancient Lords of Perlo in Piedmont.
Early History of the Toraca family
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Toraca Spelling Variations
of this family name include: Torraco, Torrazzo, Torraca, Toraca, Toraza, Torraza, Torrissi, Torri, la Torri, Turrissi, Torresini, Torriani, Torre, la Torre, Torrese, Torresin, Torresano, Torresani and many more.
Early Notables of the Toraca family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Toraca family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Antonio Torre, who arrived in Peru in 1563; Bautista Torre, who arrived in New Spain
in 1577; Isabel LaTorre, who came to Peru in 1580; Maria LaTorre, who came to Peru in 1580.
The Toraca Motto
The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.
Motto: Fortitudine et labora
Motto Translation: By fortitute and exertion.