Torrado History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Noble surnames, such as Torrado, evoke images of the ancient homeland of the Spanish people. The original bearer of the name Torrado, which is a local surname, once lived, held land, or was born in the beautiful region of 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 Torrado 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 Torrado family

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

Early History of the Torrado family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Torrado research. Another 73 words (5 lines of text) covering the years 1630, 1653 and 1726 are included under the topic Early Torrado History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Torrado 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 Torrado 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...
Another 58 words (4 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Torrado Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.


United States Torrado migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Torrado Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Antonio Torrado, who landed in Puerto Rico in 1860 [1]
  • Juan Torrado, who arrived in Puerto Rico in 1860 [1]
  • Jose Ramon Torrado, who landed in Puerto Rico in 1877 [1]
  • Ceferino Torrado, who arrived in Puerto Rico in 1884 [1]

Contemporary Notables of the name Torrado (post 1700) +

  • Marta Torrado de Castro (b. 1966), Spanish politician, Member of the People's Party (PP)
  • José Asensio Torrado (1892-1961), Spanish general in the Spanish Civil War
  • Ramón Torrado (b. 1905), Spanish film director and screenwriter who directed 50 films between 1942 and 1978
  • Carlos Manuel Pazo Torrado (b. 1963), Cuban politician, Cuban Minister of Transportation (2003-2006)
  • Ariel Edgardo Torrado Mosconi (b. 1961), Argentine prelate of the Roman Catholic Church from Veintecinco de Mayo, Auxiliary Bishop of Santiago del Estero (2008-)
  • Gerardo Torrado Díez de Bonilla (b. 1979), retired Mexican footballer
  • Osvaldo Dorticós Torrado (1919-1983), Cuban politician, 16th President of Cuba (1959-1976)


  1. ^ 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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