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  • 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’ (see Torre).
  • Italian : habitational name from Torres in Belluno or Porto Torres in Sassari. In southern Italy the surname is sometimes a borrowing from Spanish (see 1).
  • Dutch : from a short form of Victoris, from the Latin personal name Victorius.