Torres (surname)

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Torres (sometimes spelled Torrez) is a surname in the Portuguese and Spanish languages, meaning "Towers".


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.[1] It is a common surname in Puerto Rico, Dominican Republic, Spain, Portugal, Colombia, Peru, Cuba, Mexico, Venezuela and the Philippines, among others. In Italy, among other countries, it is found as a Sephardic surname.[2][3]

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  1. ^ "TORRES Surname Meaning and Origin". Retrieved 2016-04-27. 
  2. ^ Schaerf, Samuele (2004-01-01). I cognomi degli ebrei d'Italia con un appendice su le famiglie nobili ebree d'Italia. Chi sono quanti sono come si chiamano gli ebrei in Italia (in Italian). Libreria Naturalistica. ISBN 9788890054167. 
  3. ^ "Combined Surname Index Results". Retrieved 2015-12-22.