Tortosa History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
Noble surnames, such as Tortosa, evoke images of the ancient homeland of the Spanish people. The original bearer of the name Tortosa, 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 Tortosa 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 Tortosa family
The surname Tortosa was first found in Castile, where the name originated in Visigothic times.
Early History of the Tortosa family
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Tortosa 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 Tortosa 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...
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Tortosa Settlers in United States in the 19th Century