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
Early History of the Tortora family
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Tortora Spelling Variations
of this family name include: Tortella, Tortela, Tartella, Tortelli, Tortello and many more.
Early Notables of the Tortora family (pre 1700)
By the end of the 15th century, southern Italy was known as the Kingdom of Naples, ruled by the house of Aragon
. By the early eighteenth century, the Austrians had gained much of the region, under the rule of the Austrian
emperor Kales VI. However, in 1734, Spaniard Don Carlos defeated... Another 67 words (5 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Tortora Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Tortora family to the New World and Oceana
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)
- 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