Miguel Wenceslao Torres Carvallo

Brief Life History of Miguel Wenceslao

When Miguel Wenceslao Torres Carvallo was born on 3 October 1897, in Putemun, Castro, Chiloé, Chile, his father, Jose Ramon Torres Barria, was 40 and his mother, Zoila Isabel Carvallo Canobra, was 35. He married Lucrecia del Carmen Canobra Barria in 1927, in Putemun, Castro, Chiloé, Chile. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 5 daughters. He died on 4 July 1986, in Castro, Chiloé, Chile, at the age of 88.

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Miguel Wenceslao Torres Carvallo
Lucrecia del Carmen Canobra Barria
Marriage: 1927
Maria Eliana Torres Canobra
Sergio Torres Canobra
Irma Torres Canobra
Nelva Torres Canobra
Raquel Torres Canobra
Silvia Torres Canobra

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  • Legacy NFS Source: Miguel Wenceslao Torres Carvallo - Published information: birth-name: Miguel Wenceslao Torres Carvallo
  • Wenceslao Torrez Carvallo, "Chile, Civil Registration, 1885-1903"

Name Meaning

Some characteristic forenames: Spanish Jose, Juan, Luis, Carlos, Manuel, Jesus, Francisco, Pedro, Miguel, Jorge, Raul, Rafael. Portuguese Ligia, Anatolio, Catarina, Paulo, Albeiro, Gonsalo, Joaquim, Lidio, Omero, Wenceslao.

Galician, Catalan, Spanish, Portuguese, and Jewish (Sephardic): habitational name from any of numerous places called Torres, all named with the plural of torre ‘tower’ (see Torre ). As a Jewish name, it was often adopted at the moment of conversion to Roman Catholicism. After the return to Judaism (generations later), some descendants retained the name their families used as Catholics. Compare De Torres .

Italian: habitational name from Torres in Belluno or Porto Torres in Sassari. In southern Italy the surname is sometimes of Spanish origin (see 1 above).

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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