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TORRES - Name Meaning & Origin


TORRES Surname Meaning & Origin:

A name given to a person who lived in or near a tower, from the Latin "turris."

Torres is the 50th most popular surname in the United States and the 11th most popular Spanish surname.

Surname Origin:

Spanish, Portugese

Alternate Surname Spellings:


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Genealogy Resources for the Surname TORRES:

100 Most Common U.S. Surnames & Their Meanings
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Torres Family Genealogy Forum
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FamilySearch - TORRES Genealogy
Find records, queries, and lineage-linked family trees posted for the Torres surname and its variations.

TORRES Surname & Family Mailing Lists
RootsWeb hosts several free mailing lists for researchers of the Torres surname.

Cousin Connect - TORRES Genealogy Queries
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DistantCousin.com - TORRES Genealogy & Family History
Free databases and genealogy links for the last name Torres.

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References: Surname Meanings & Origins

Cottle, Basil. Penguin Dictionary of Surnames. Baltimore, MD: Penguin Books, 1967.

Menk, Lars. A Dictionary of German Jewish Surnames. Avotaynu, 2005.

Beider, Alexander. A Dictionary of Jewish Surnames from Galicia. Avotaynu, 2004.

Hanks, Patrick and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford University Press, 1989.

Hanks, Patrick. Dictionary of American Family Names. Oxford University Press, 2003.

Smith, Elsdon C. American Surnames. Genealogical Publishing Company, 1997.

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