Torrisi History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

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

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

Early History of the Torrisi family

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

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)

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 Torrisi Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Migration of the Torrisi family

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) +

  • David M. Torrisi (b. 1968), American attorney and politician
  • Nedelle Torrisi (b. 1980), American musician
  • David M. Torrisi, American Democrat politician, Member of Massachusetts State House of Representatives Fourteenth Essex District; Elected 2002 [1]
  • Paolo "Paul" Roberto Torrisi (b. 1970), one of the final four English contestants on the first UK series (2005) of reality TV show The Apprentice
  • Stefano Torrisi (b. 1971), Italian former footballer


  1. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 12) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html


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