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The Castillian surname 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 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."

Toro Early Origins



The surname 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.

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Toro Spelling Variations


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Toro Spelling Variations



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

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Toro Early History


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Toro Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Toro research. Another 205 words (15 lines of text) covering the years 173 and 1732 are included under the topic Early Toro History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Toro Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Toro Early Notables (pre 1700)



Con la Reconquista guerra con la que los cristianos bajo las órdenes del rey Fernando y la reina Isabel reconquistaron a España y expulsaron a los musulmanes invasores en...

Another 29 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Toro Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Toro Settlers in United States in the 16th Century

  • Fray Fernando Toro, who arrived in Dominican Republic in 1517
  • Alonso De Toro who arrived with his family in the Spanish Main in 1561
  • Antonia Rodriguez Toro who arrived in Florida in 1563
  • Juan del Toro who settled in Peru in 1598

Toro Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Ana Del Toro who arrived in New Orleans in 1778

Toro Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Tomas De Toro, who arrived in America in 1811
  • Pedro De Toro, who landed in America in 1812
  • Diego De Toro, who landed in America in 1812
  • Hernando De Toro, who landed in America in 1812
  • Juan De Toro, who landed in America in 1813
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Toro (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Toro (post 1700)



  • M. A. Toro, American politician, U.S. Vice Consul in Ponce, 1864
  • Antonio V. Toro, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from Puerto Rico, 1960
  • Arturo Ortiz Toro, American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from Puerto Rico, 1956, 1960, 1964
  • Maria Luisa Del Toro, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Texas, 2004
  • Carlos Del Toro, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Virginia, 2008
  • Angelo Del Toro (1947-1994), American Democrat politician, Member of New York State Assembly, 1975-94; Delegate to Democratic National Convention from New York, 1980, 1984, 1988
  • Benicio Monserrate Rafael del Toro Sánchez (b. 1967), Puerto Rican and Spanish actor and film producer
  • Guillermo del Toro (b. 1964), Mexican director, producer, screenwriter, novelist and designer
  • Diego Mauricio Toro Arcila (b. 1982), Colombian footballer
  • Sebastián Patricio Toro Hormazábal (b. 1990), Chilean footballer
  • ... (Another 4 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Chronological list of passengers to Spanish America (including Florida and Louisiana, 1538-1559). From documents in the "Indian Archives". Sevilla. Print.
    2. Diez, Ma Del Carmen Galbis. Catalogo de Pasajeros a Indias Durante los siglos XVI, XVII y XVIII Archivo General de Indias Sevilla Volume 6. Murcia, Spain: Ministerio de Cultura, 1986. Print.
    3. Bentley, Elizabeth P. Passenger Arrivals at the Port of New York 1820-1829. Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1999. Print.
    4. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    5. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
    6. Atienza, Julio De Atienza. Español: Diccionario Heraldico De Apellidos Españoles Y De Titulos Nobiliarios. Madrid: Aguilar, 1959. Print.
    7. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
    8. Archivo General De Indias, Sevilla. Catalogo de Pasajeros a Indias durante los Siglos XVI, XVII y XVIII Edited by the docents of the General Indian Archives under the Director of the Archives, Don Cristobal Bermudez Plata 3 Volumes - Volume 1 1509-1534. Sevilla, Spain: Imprenta de la Gavidia, 1940. Print.
    9. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
    10. Rolland, and H.V. Rolland. Armorial Général by J.B. Rietstap. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today. 1967. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-209).
    11. ...

    The Toro Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Toro 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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