Torres Family Crest

 

Torres family crest

Meaning of the colors on the Torres family crest

Argent (silver) - represents the peaceful and sincere nature of this ancient family.

Or (Gold) - symbolizes the historical generosity of the Torres family.

Gules (red) - signifies martyrdom and historic military strength of the family when needed.

 

 

 Meaning of the symbols on the Torres family crest 

The five castles - castles traditionally represent safety, home or the capture of a stronghold by ancient family members.

For the Torres family crest, the 5 castles represent the famous Torres family castle in Spain. This was used as a mark of honor in signifying that stronghold.

 

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Origins of the Torres family name

The name Torres is thought to have originated in the Basque region of Spain.
 
The first recorded use of the name was in the 12th century, when a knight named Juan de Torres was mentioned in a document from the Spanish province of Navarre.
 
It is believed that the name is derived from the Latin word "torris" meaning "tower".
 
Over the centuries, the name has been spelled in various ways, including Torre, de la Torre, Torrez and Torres.
 
 

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Summary of the Torres family and the Torres family crest

  • The Torres family name dates back to the 13th century.
  • The Torres family is of Spanish nobility.
  • The Torres family coat of arms is one of the oldest and most famous in Spain.
  • The Torres family castle is located in the province of Burgos, in northern Spain.
  • The Torres family has been involved in Spanish politics for centuries.
  • The Torres family is one of the most powerful and influential families in Spain.
  • The Torres family has a long and rich history dating back to medieval times.
  • It is thought that the first Torres family members in America came to the New World during the Spanish colonization of the Americas in the 16th century.
  • The first Torres family members in the Americas were soldiers who came to the continent with Hernando Cortés during the Spanish conquest of the Aztec Empire.
  • In later years, there is evidence that some other early Torres families may have come from Portugal in the 18th or 19th century.