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Language(s)Spanish, Ladino
Meaning"Toledan" "from Toledo (or from Reino de Toledo)"
Region of originSpain, Morocco, Greece, Israel, France; Spanish-speaking countries
Other names
Variant form(s) Toledani; Toledo, de Toledo
The city of Toledo, Spain where the Toledano family name originated. Toledo - Omer Toledano.jpg
The city of Toledo, Spain where the Toledano family name originated.

Toledano (Hebrew : טולדנו, Ladino : טולידאנו) is a family name derived from the city of Toledo, Spain. Bearers of the name can be found mainly in Spanish-speaking countries, the United States, France, Canada, Israel, and Australia. [1] The surname is also found among Sephardi Jews in their various diasporas, indicating possible ancestry traced back to Toledo, Spain. The Toledano name was also retained among non-Jews in various Spanish-speaking countries.[ citation needed ] The Jewish Toledanos were expelled from Spain in 1492. After the expulsion from Spain the Toledanos went to Safed, Salonika, and Morocco. They arrived in Fez, Morocco during the 16th century from Salonika and from there went to Meknes and became leaders of the community from the 16th century until the present day.


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  1. "Ma Nishma" (PDF). 24 August 2007. Archived from the original (PDF) on 20 July 2008. Retrieved 2023-05-21.
  2. fr:Éric Toledano
  3. fr:Sidney Toledano