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The surname Tovar was first found in Asturias, an important Christian kingdom of medieval Spain.

Spelling variations of this family name include: Tovias, Tovar, Tovia, Tuvia and others.


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This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Tovar research. Another 605 words (43 lines of text) covering the years 1370, 1415, 1384, 1465, 1547, 1490, 1540, 1496, 1596, 1551, 1629, 1678, 1758 and 1723 are included under the topic Early Tovar History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Notable bearers of the family name Tovar was Don Juan de Tovar y Toledo, 3rd Lord of Cevico and Boca de Huérgano and later 1st Lord of Caracena (c.1370-1415), a Castilian nobleman and military leader; Fernando Sánchez de Tovar or Fernán Sánchez de Tovar, 1st Lord of Belves (died 1384), a...

Another 111 words (8 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Tovar Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Tovar Settlers in United States in the 16th Century

  • Alvaro Tovar, who came to Peru in 1555

Tovar Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Antonio Tovar, who came to Puerto Rico in 1819
  • Antonio Tovar, who arrived in Puerto Rico in 1819
  • Francisco De Tovar, who landed in America in 1828
  • Sancho De Tovar, who landed in Cartagena in 1834
  • Baltasar De Tovar, who landed in Cartagena in 1834
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  • Martín Tovar y Tovar (1827-1902), Venezuelan painter of the 19th century
  • Manuel Felipe de Tovar (1803-1866), President of Venezuela from 1859-1861
  • Luis Felipe Tovar (b. 1961), Mexican performance teacher and actor, three-time winner of the Ariel Award
  • Francisco de Paula Vieira da Silva de Tovar e Nápoles (1774-1848), 11th Lord of the Honour of Molelos, 1st Baron and 1st Viscount of Molelos, a Portuguese military officer and politician
  • César Leonardo Tovar (1940-1994), nicknamed "Pepito" and "Mr. Versatility", Venezuelan Major League Baseball player who played from 1965 to 1976
  • Rigo Tovar, Mexican singer
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Citations



    Other References

    1. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
    2. Rolland, and H.V. Rolland. Armorial Général by J.B. Rietstap. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today. 1967. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-209).
    3. Atienza, Julio De Atienza. Español: Diccionario Heraldico De Apellidos Españoles Y De Titulos Nobiliarios. Madrid: Aguilar, 1959. Print.
    4. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
    5. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
    6. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
    7. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    8. Annuaire Général Héraldique Universel. Paris: Institut Héraldique, 1901. Print.
    9. Domínguez, C. Hispano de Apellidos y Blasones. 4 Vols. 2001. Print.
    10. Rietstap, Johannes Baptist. Armorial Général. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
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