When Martin Toribio Torres Barzola was born on 10 November 1931, in Paca, Jauja, Junín, Peru, his father, Pedro Torres, was 26 and his mother, Leucadia Barzola Urtado, was 20. He died on 10 December 1999, in Chupaca, Junín, Peru, at the age of 68, and was buried in Chupaca, Junín, Peru.
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).