Toro Family History
Toro Name Meaning
Spanish: habitational name from Toro in Zamora province. Compare De Toro . Italian and Spanish: nickname for a lusty person or for someone who owned a bull or a metonymic occupational name for a tender of bulls or possibly for a bull fighter from toro ‘bull’ (from Latin taurus). Compare Del Toro . Italian: from a short form of the personal name Ristoro. Finnish (Törö): habitational name from farms so named from törö ‘small creek’ with reference to their location. Established as a hereditary surname in southeastern Finland since the 19th century. Finnish: variant of Toroi from the personal name Toroi a vernacular borrowing of Russian Orthodox Dorofey (see Dorosh ). The surnames Toro and Toroi are found in Karelia.
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press