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Multiple Origins for the Surname Torre



Noble surnames, such as Torre, evoke images of the ancient homeland of the Spanish people. The original bearer of the name Torre, 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 Torre 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.

Torre Early Origins



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

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Torre Spelling Variations


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Torre 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.

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Torre Early History


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Torre Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Torre research. Another 378 words (27 lines of text) covering the year 1630 is included under the topic Early Torre History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Torre Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Torre Early Notables (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...

Another 49 words (4 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Torre 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:

Torre Settlers in United States in the 16th Century

  • Antonio Torre, who arrived in Peru in 1563
  • Bautista Torre, who arrived in New Spain in 1577

Torre Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Charles Della Torre, who arrived in South Carolina in 1806
  • Anthony Della Torre, who came to Charles Town [Charleston], South Carolina in 1809
  • Anthony Della Torre, who arrived in Charleston, South Carolina in 1809
  • Hernando DeLa Torre, who landed in America in 1812
  • Diego DeLa Torre, 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 Torre (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Torre (post 1700)



  • Dara Grace Torre (b. 1967), American international swimmer
  • Joseph Paul Torre (b. 1940), former American professional baseball player and manager
  • Felix Garcia-de la Torre, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Puerto Rico, 1940
  • William J. Torre (b. 1957), American Republican politician, Mayor of Hasbrouck Heights, New Jersey, 1996-2003
  • Laura Elias De La Torre, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Arizona, 2004
  • Hector De La Torre, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from California, 2000, 2008
  • Edward de la Torre, American politician, U.S. Vice Consul in Veracruz, 1884
  • Peter della Torre, American Democrat politician, Presidential Elector for California, 1856; U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of California, 1857-60
  • Manuel de la Torre (1921-2016), Spanish golf teacher, first member of the PGA to be awarded their Teacher of the Year Award in 1986
  • Fernando José Torre (b. 1984), Spanish footballer
  • ... (Another 2 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. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
    2. Chronological list of passengers to Spanish America (including Florida and Louisiana, 1538-1559). From documents in the "Indian Archives". Sevilla. Print.
    3. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
    4. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
    5. de Cadenas, Vicente Y Viicent. Caballeros de La Orden de Santiago Siglo XVIII. Madrid: Hidalguía, 1996. Print.
    6. Annuaire Général Héraldique Universel. Paris: Institut Héraldique, 1901. Print.
    7. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    8. Atienza, Julio De Atienza. Español: Diccionario Heraldico De Apellidos Españoles Y De Titulos Nobiliarios. Madrid: Aguilar, 1959. Print.
    9. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
    10. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
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    The Torre Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Torre 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 9 January 2017 at 09:16.

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