Tortora History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Tortora family

The surname Tortora was first found in Naples, (Italian: Napoli, Latin: Neapolis) former capital of the Kingdom of the Two Sicilies in southern Italy; it is the chief city of the province of Naples. It shares with Instanbul the claim to be the most beautiful city in Europe. Naples has 237 Churches and 57 Chapels. The National Museum and other galleries contain riches in art and artifacts. In those ancient times only persons of rank, the podesta, clergy, city officials, army officers, artists, landowners were entered into the records. Tortella was one of the oldest and most noble families in the history of the region from the time of Carlo d'Angio during feudal times.

Early History of the Tortora family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Tortora research. Another 125 words (9 lines of text) covering the years 1314, 1324, 1327, 1662 and 1700 are included under the topic Early Tortora History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Tortora Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Tortella, Tortela, Tartella, Tortelli, Tortello and many more.

Early Notables of the Tortora family (pre 1700)

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United States Tortora migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Tortora Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
  • Vincenzo Tortora, who settled in New York, NY in 1906

Contemporary Notables of the name Tortora (post 1700) +

  • Silvia Tortora (1962-2022), Italian journalist, daughter of journalist and TV presenter Enzo Tortora
  • Enzo Tortora (1928-1988), Italian popular television host on national RAI television who was falsely accused of being a member of the Camorra, he was fully acquitted in 1986


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