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Torres Surname Origin

(Galician, Catalan, Spanish, Portuguese, and Jewish (Sephardic)) habitational name from any of the numerous places named Torres, all named with the plural of torre ‘tower’


Source: American Surnames. ; Smith, Elsdon C; Genealogical Publishing Company, 1997.

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Torres at the Mormon LDS Database
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Torres at RootsWeb databases
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Torres Self-Published Genealogy Books
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And their eyes were my eyes.

As I felt, so they had felt, and were to feel, as then, so now, as tomorrow and forever.

Then I was not afraid, for I was in a long line that had no beginning, and no end, and the hand of his father grasped my father's hand, and his hand was in mine, and my unborn son took my right hand, and all, up and down the line that stretched from Time That Was, to Time That Is, and Is Not Yet, raised their hands to show the link, and we found that we were one...' --Richard Llewellyn in How Green Was My Valley






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