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 Torrisi 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 Torrisi family
Castile, where the name originated in Visigothic times.
Early History of the Torrisi family
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Torrisi 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 Torrisi family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Torrisi family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Juan Torres de Vera y Aragón, who settled first in Buenos Aires and later in Asuncion. Other members of the family who were early emigrants to Spain's colonies in the New World included Juan, who emigrated to Chile in 1560.
Contemporary Notables of the name Torrisi (post 1700)
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